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Six Flights of Garden Steps with Statues, to the East and South of Lartington Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Lartington, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5547 / 54°33'17"N

Longitude: -1.9676 / 1°58'3"W

OS Eastings: 402194

OS Northings: 517722

OS Grid: NZ021177

Mapcode National: GBR GHPS.T0

Mapcode Global: WHB4C.RS74

Entry Name: Six Flights of Garden Steps with Statues, to the East and South of Lartington Hall

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160433

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111261

Location: Lartington, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Lartington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text

LARTINGTON LARTINGTON LANE
NZ 0217
(North side, off)
32/94 Six flights of
garden steps with
statues, to the
east and south of
Lartington Hall
GV II
6 flights of steps, including one double flight, with statues. Circa 1867,
probably by J.A. Hansom who is said to have laid out the garden. Stone steps
with cast cement statues. Flights,in garden to south and east of hall, described
in an anti-clockwise direction. 1.0-metre high statues are historical costume-
and-genre pieces, possibly literary or theatrical in inspiration; they are
described from top left to bottom right of each flight.

Flight 1 (2.0 metres south of central gate-piers of north garden wall): Lady
with cross and dagger; lady in medieval dress with clasped hands; man in
medieval costume with cloak, carrying hat; lady in Greek dress with bouquet.

Flight 2 (40 metres south of flight 1): lady in Egyptian headdress; painter in
medieval costume; lady in classical dress holding palm branch; pedlar in
medieval costume with tray of goods; lady with umbrella carrying small dog.

Flight 3 (60 metres south-west of flight 2): a drunken fish porter; man in
classical attire with urn and spear.

Flight 4 (35 metres east of flight 3): bewhiskered man with monocle wearing
frock coat; lady as 'Flora'.

Flight 5 (30 metres east of flight 4): young lady in ballgown with tiara and
fan.

Flight 6 (a double flight, 60 metres north of flight 5): Red Indian (Queequeg)
Knight in armour; ugly old man in breeches wielding club; doleful 'medieval'
sculptor with mallet and unfinished sculpture; 'classical' lady with book.

6 other statues have been removed. Steps and statues included for group value.


Listing NGR: NZ0219417722

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