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Latitude: 52.2216 / 52°13'17"N
Longitude: -0.729 / 0°43'44"W
OS Eastings: 486917
OS Northings: 258916
OS Grid: SP869589
Mapcode National: GBR CY0.NHY
Mapcode Global: VHDS8.9FY8
Entry Name: Knucklebone Arbour
Listing Date: 6 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041612
English Heritage Legacy ID: 235446
Location: Castle Ashby, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7
District: South Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Castle Ashby
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Castle Ashby St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
CASTLE ASHBY CASTLE ASHBY PARK
6/46 Knucklebone Arbour
Garden building. Mid/late C18. Timber with stepped conical thatch roof.
Circular. The arbour takes the form of a small rustic rotunda with slender
circular posts covered with bark to give an effect of fluting, with plain bases
and bark capitals and frieze. One half is open, the other half has split trunk
rustic planks between posts and low semi-circular bench within. Patterned floor
of pebbles and sheep's 'knuckle-bones'. Overhanging eaves. The arbour looks out
across the park back towards Castle Ashby and is approached by a walk through
the boundary plantation, separated from park by a ha-ha. It probably forms part
of Capability Brown's improvements to park and garden.
(Castle Ashby park and gardens are included in HBMC Register of Parks and
Gardens for Northamptonshire at Grade I)
Listing NGR: SP8691758916
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