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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1361136
English Heritage Legacy ID: 189382
Location: Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE11
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
SK 4919 ASHBY ROAD
9/11 (north side)
15.3.65 Garendon Park,
The Triumphal Arch
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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