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Garendon Park, the Triumphal Arch

A Grade I Listed Building in Charnwood, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.767 / 52°46'1"N

Longitude: -1.2678 / 1°16'4"W

OS Eastings: 449499

OS Northings: 319075

OS Grid: SK494190

Mapcode National: GBR 7JD.J9H

Mapcode Global: WHDHP.HQH3

Entry Name: Garendon Park, the Triumphal Arch

Listing Date: 15 March 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361136

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189382

Location: Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE11

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Town: Charnwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Loughborough Garendon

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Thorpe Acre with Dishley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 4919 ASHBY ROAD
9/11 (north side)

15.3.65 Garendon Park,
The Triumphal Arch
GV
I


Triumphal Arch, of the 1730s, by Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon (d.1737). Of ashlar,
with a moulded round-headed carriage arch, the soffit of which has octagonal
coffering in stucco on brick. The east front has 4 Corinthian columns on tall
pedestals supporting a rich entablature. The attic, crowned by a cornice, has a
fine relief of the Metamorphosis of Actalon. The west side has 2 Corinthian columns
on pedestals with a pediment over the entablature. Cornice crowning attic.
Keystone to arch in form of a head. The interior of the arch has some tiny rooms.
Based on the Arch of Titus in Rome, the Triumphal Arch at Garendon is a very early
(perhaps the earliest) example of an English building inspired directly from an
Ancient Roman source, archaeologically interpreted.
Mark Aironard, "Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon'", Architectural History, 1965.


Listing NGR: SK4949919075

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