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Fountain, Terrace Walls, Steps, Lions, Urns and Sundial Approximately 30 Yards South of the Orangery

A Grade II Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9876 / 52°59'15"N

Longitude: -1.8899 / 1°53'23"W

OS Eastings: 407490

OS Northings: 343365

OS Grid: SK074433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.P0N

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Y57H

Entry Name: Fountain, Terrace Walls, Steps, Lions, Urns and Sundial Approximately 30 Yards South of the Orangery

Listing Date: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275101

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Farley

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK

12/106 Fountain, terrace walls,
- steps, lions, urns and
sundial approximately
30 yards south of The
Orangery
GV II
Fountain, walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial. Early C19. Ashlar.
2 terrace walls, each approximately 50 yards long; the northern wall
is bowed towards the south on each side of a central recess containing
a fountain in the form of a staircase with a solid balustrade stepped
upwards to the terrace wall, the ends are scrolled and surmounted by a
pair of busts, 3 urns adorn the steps, central fountain head with
scalloped shell motif above a shelf with antefixae; the southern wall
is surmounted by 6 urns, roughly central steps flanked by a pair of
crouching lions; between the two walls is a central sundial with square
plan stepped base, bulbous pedestal moulded neck and square oversailing
cap carrying copper gnomon. This item forms part of the important
garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the
HBMC Gardens Register. Included for group value. This item forms part
of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at
Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.


Listing NGR: SK0749043365

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