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The Conservatory and Attached Wall, Steps and Urns

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9875 / 52°59'14"N

Longitude: -1.8894 / 1°53'21"W

OS Eastings: 407519

OS Northings: 343356

OS Grid: SK075433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.P3Z

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Y5FK

Entry Name: The Conservatory and Attached Wall, Steps and Urns

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275106

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

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

FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
SK 0643-0743
12/111 The Conservatory and
3/1/67 attached wall, steps and urns.
(Formerly listed as
"Greenhouse")
GV II*

Conservatory. Wall, steps and urns. Circa 1824. By Robert Abraham.
Ashlar and cast iron. Aligned east-west facing south with circular
central bay. One storey; 5 bay central block and 3-bay end blocks all
with panelled pilasters and bracketed cornices, linked by set-back 8-bay
loggias with fluted columns; the central bay is tripartite and bows
outwards, all bays are glazed, those to the ends of each block have
fanlights with radiating glazing bars; 7 glazed domes with decorative
cast iron glazing bars and pineapple finials, the central dome is much
larger and has a louvre. Interior: the central bay contains a
circular pool. Low retaining wall attached to the left sweeping round to
the front where it is terminated by a flight of stone steps flanked by
cast iron urns, urns in front of each loggia and one to the right hand
end of the conservatory on a stone pedestal. 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. B.o.E., p. 58; Colvin, p.27.


Listing NGR: SK0751943356

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