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Garden Pavilions, Walls and Terraces Immediately South and South West of Athelhampton Hall, Including Wall and Archway Linking Gardens to Stables

A Grade II* Listed Building in Athelhampton, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7468 / 50°44'48"N

Longitude: -2.3269 / 2°19'36"W

OS Eastings: 377033

OS Northings: 94188

OS Grid: SY770941

Mapcode National: GBR 0Z9.0JZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 6703.H9T

Entry Name: Garden Pavilions, Walls and Terraces Immediately South and South West of Athelhampton Hall, Including Wall and Archway Linking Gardens to Stables

Listing Date: 10 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106193

Location: Athelhampton, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Athelhampton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Puddletown with Athelhampton and Burleston St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ATHELHAMPTON
SY 79 SE ATHELHAMPTON HALL

9/5 Garden pavilions,
walls and terraces
immediately south
and south west of
Athelhampton Hall,
including wall and
archway linking
gardens to stables

GV II*

Garden pavilions, walls and terraces. c1891, by Francis Inigo Thomas, for
Cart de la Fontaine. Ham stone walls enclosing 3 linked gardens. Boundary
wall linking these to the stables (qv) of rubble stone with moulded coping.
4-centred moulded arched opening flanked by buttresses. At south west end
of gardens, a raised terrace, approached from garden by stone steps. Low
balustrade to garden side, with moulded capping and obelisks at intervals.
Solid wall at rear, with seat in centre, also capped by obelisks. At each
end of terrace a square ashlar pavilion, with pyramidal hipped tiled roof
with stone eaves courses. Corinthian angle pilasters, supporting
entablature - cornice with egg and tongue moulding. In centre of inner
facing walls a glazed door in moulded surround with solid semi-circular
tympanum, carrying masks, representing east and west winds. Cartouche with
date, 1891. In other faces of pavilions, stone mullion and transome
windows. Below terrace, on garden side, rectangular pools. Pool with stone
fountain in centre of garden. North-east of this garden the Corona, a
garden bounded by-circular stone wall with scalloped top, with obelisks. On
east side a 4-centred archway. This Corona linked to the south west garden
by steps, and an opening flanked by ashlar piers with moulded caps,
surmounted by ornamental lead urns. Ornamental iron gates. Similar opening
between the Corona and the north-east garden, piers here capped by stone
lions. South east of the Corona a stone wall links the 2 outer gardens,
containing two 4-centred archways with niche between them. North east
garden has circular pool in centre, with stone fountain. Dividing this from
the house a stone balustrade. In the south east wall a round-headed opening
- moulded and flanked by niches with lead statues. In rear, north east,
wall an opening flanked by ashlar piers with moulded caps surmounted by
eagles. Ornamental iron gates. Good example of late C19 garden structures
and layout. (Country Life, May 14 1984)


Listing NGR: SY7709794249

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