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Retaining Walls and Steps Surrounding the Site of the Great Conservatory

A Grade II Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2247 / 53°13'28"N

Longitude: -1.6088 / 1°36'31"W

OS Eastings: 426217

OS Northings: 369805

OS Grid: SK262698

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.VF8

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.865R

Entry Name: Retaining Walls and Steps Surrounding the Site of the Great Conservatory

Listing Date: 19 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1373843

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81644

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 2669
Retaining Walls and Steps
surrounding the Site of
The Great Conservatory
Retaining walls and steps around the large sunken area created
for the demolished Great Conservatory. 1836-40 by Joseph
Paxton. Coursed squared sandstone and ashlar. Large
rectangular area with low retaining walls with flat copings. At
the corners diagonal flights of stone steps with two landings,
square piers and plain square caps. Some supporting urns. At
the north end a pedestrian bridge over a pathway. Rusticated
round arch with plain impost band. Coping and plain parapet
with ball finials. Curving walls with urn finials. Steps up on
either side of the bridge. The Gardens and Park are included on
the Gardens Register at Grade I. Sources: G F Chadwick
The Works of Joseph Paxton, Architectural Press 1961.

Listing NGR: SK2621769805

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