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Queen Marys Bower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2292 / 53°13'45"N

Longitude: -1.6156 / 1°36'56"W

OS Eastings: 425758

OS Northings: 370307

OS Grid: SK257703

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.DCX

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.43Y8

Entry Name: Queen Marys Bower

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334745

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81647

Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 2570
12.7.67 Queen Mary's Bower
Raised garden with moat known as Queen Mary's Bower and said to
be on the site of an ancient earthwork. C16, restored early C19
by Wyatville. Coursed squared sandstone and ashlar. Square in
plan. Featureless walls enclosing a raised garden. Parapet
with moulded stringcourse at its base and a second stringcourse
above. The parapet is broken at intervals by a decorative
balustrade. Low semi-circular projection on two sides. To the
south a massive flight of stone steps over a segmental-pointed
arched bridge. These have stepped parapet walls and lead up to
a three-sided entrance feature with blind round-arches to west
and east and a plain flat-arched entrance to north. Shield
above, and moulded stringcourse. The whole structure is
surrounded by a quatrefoil moat with low coped retaining wall.
Reported to have been built for Mary Queen of Scots to take the
air during her periods of captivity at Chatsworth in the 1570s.
The Gardens and Park are included on the Gardens Register at
Grade I.

Listing NGR: SK2575870306

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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