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Terraces, Gates and Loggia in Italian Garden at Dropmore

A Grade II Listed Building in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5666 / 51°33'59"N

Longitude: -0.6673 / 0°40'2"W

OS Eastings: 492468

OS Northings: 186139

OS Grid: SU924861

Mapcode National: GBR F7C.L44

Mapcode Global: VHFSV.DW2G

Entry Name: Terraces, Gates and Loggia in Italian Garden at Dropmore

Listing Date: 26 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44292

Location: Taplow, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL1

County: Buckinghamshire

District: South Bucks

Civil Parish: Taplow

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Dropmore

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 98 NW TAPLOW HEATHFIELD ROAD

3/687 Terraces, gates and loggia
in Italian Garden at
- Dropmore

- II

C19. Across the front of the garden, a stone balustrade with central opening;
4 stone piers with a vase on each end pier. Through the opening, a path flanked
by hedges and leading to a flight of stone steps with flanking walls with
pierced balustrade. Left and right a terrace. It terminates, on the left, with
the entrance to the Pinetum and, on the right, with a loggia. Entrance with
square cement-rendered gate piers with inset panels on sides and moulded caps.
Fine C18 wrought iron gates from Huntercombe Manor; wrought iron side railings.
Loggia C19 and raised on steps whose flanking walls terminate in pedestals with
urns. Cement-rendered. Three bays wide; one bay deep. Facade with 3 arches
divided from each other by marble Tuscan columns broken forward and carrying
their own pieces of entablature. Flat roof with balustraded parapet. Side
openings with Serlian motif, the central arched opening standing on marble
barley-sugar columns. On the terrace and in axis with the flight of steps,
another flight, double and leading to a pond whose wall is decorated with 7
stone cupids in various poses. Behind the pond, a back wall with inset carved
marble panels.


Listing NGR: SU9246886139

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