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Garden Walls, Pergolas and Gate to Landscape Garden and to Water Garden at the Green

A Grade II Listed Building in Eckington, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3066 / 53°18'23"N

Longitude: -1.3527 / 1°21'9"W

OS Eastings: 443232

OS Northings: 379044

OS Grid: SK432790

Mapcode National: GBR LZZ6.YD

Mapcode Global: WHDF4.644Y

Entry Name: Garden Walls, Pergolas and Gate to Landscape Garden and to Water Garden at the Green

Listing Date: 20 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 79604

Location: Eckington, North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire, S21

County: Derbyshire

District: North East Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Eckington

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Eckington and Ridgeway

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

PARISH OF ECKINGTON SOUTHGATE
SK 4378
SK 4379
11/123 Garden walls, pergolas
12/123 and gate to landscape
garden and to water
20.9.85 garden at The Green
GV II
Garden walls, pergolas, and gateway to the former water garden,
and boundary walls enclosing the landscape garden. 1916 by
Sir Edwin Lutyens, probably in conjunction with Gertrude Jekyll,
for Sir George Sitwell, Bart. Coursed squared coal measures
sandstone, some rock faced, with ashlar gatepiers, timber and
pergola beams. Water garden designed as a narrow grassed court,
cut into the shape of the ground, with its long axis on the
centre line of the house, which stands at a higher level on a
revetted terrace at the south west end. To either side of the
water garden eight stone piers, approximately 3 metres high,
with slightly battered stone revetting between each, to about
half the height of the piers and carrying parallel oak beams to
pergola. The revetting in each of the third bays from the
south-west end is curved out to form a semi-circular apse filled
with a pond. A similar apse enclosing a pond at the south-west
end of the court, pairs of piers to revetting on either side,
all coped at terrace level, and surmounted by a wrought iron
balustrade with alternating plain and twisted balusters around
apse. More elaborate balustrades above the piers to the sides
with gilded knops to either side at south-west end, flights of
steps in dog-leg plan provide access to water garden from the
terrace level. Within the court, the three apsidal ponds are
linked by a continuous stone lined water channel or rill. The
north-east end of the court is terminated by a gate set between
ashlar piers with moulded bases and caps. Decorative wrought
iron gate and balustrades on coped stone walls to either side of
gate piers link with pergola piers. Gate and balustrades have
alternating plain and shaped balusters with several moulded
knops on the boldly curved top rails. Attached stone boundary
walls to the landscaped garden beyond vary in height between 1.5
metres and 3 metres, with various copings included half round
and flat sections.
J BROWN, 'GARDENS OF A GOLDEN AFTERNOON', p172, 1982
M TOOLEY, 'THE GARDENS OF GERTRUDE JEKYLL IN NORTHERN ENGLAND',
p54, 1982


Listing NGR: SK4323279044

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