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12 Stone Urns and Linking Walls and Steps

A Grade II* Listed Building in High Peak, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2588 / 53°15'31"N

Longitude: -1.9138 / 1°54'49"W

OS Eastings: 405847

OS Northings: 373537

OS Grid: SK058735

Mapcode National: GBR HZ2R.GJ

Mapcode Global: WHBBS.KCW2

Entry Name: 12 Stone Urns and Linking Walls and Steps

Listing Date: 4 December 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1257871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463342

Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Town: High Peak

District Council Ward: Buxton Central

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


BUXTON

SK0573NE THE CRESCENT
616-1/3/82 (South side)
04/12/90 12 Stone Urns and linking walls and
steps

GV II*

Twelve stone urns on plinths with linking walls and steps.
1753, 1818, 1859 and restored 1994. Urns carved probably by
Robert Parsons of Bath for Lord Burlington at Londesborough
Hall, Yorkshire and brought to Buxton by the 6th Duke of
Devonshire and placed here as part of Sir Jeffrey Wyatville's
landscaping of The Slopes in 1818, and altered 1859 by Sir
Joseph Paxton. Limestone urns set on gritstone plinths with
gritstone walls and steps.
Urns with pedestals, the lower part of the bowls decorated
with leaves the tops with a continuous Vitruvian scroll frieze
below a Greek key frieze, topped with circular caps decorated
with leaves. Three tiers of low quadrant terrace wall linked
by lower walls and steps. Lower terrace wall linked by 4 sets
of steps with attendant urn in shallow recesses.
Middle terrace has 2 urns flanking central steps and 2
occupying shallow recesses as terminals. Top terrace has 2
urns flanking steps leading to central platform with War
Memorial (qv), and 2 urns as terminals.
Together the urns walls and steps form an important piece of
landscaping opposite John Carr's The Crescent.
(Strutt Prints: Engraving of the New Promenade Walks.: Buxton
(IB 33): ZSP 1/32/6.).



Listing NGR: SK0584773537

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