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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BAROQUE TERRACE FOUNTAIN AND STATUES 25 METRES SOUTH EAST OF HARLAXTON MANOR

List entry Number: 1236526

Location

BAROQUE TERRACE FOUNTAIN AND STATUES 25 METRES SOUTH EAST OF HARLAXTON MANOR, GRANTHAM ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LincolnshireSouth KestevenDistrict AuthorityHarlaxton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Nov-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 382969

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Details

HARLAXTON SK8932 GRANTHAM ROAD 1315-0/15/174 (East side (off)) Baroque terrace, fountain and statues 25 metres south-east of Harlaxton Manor GV II*

Terrace, fountain and statues. c1838-1844. By William Burn for Gregory Gregory. The statues of reclining lions, C18, are from Clumber Park. Ashlar. Baroque Revival style. Retaining wall with projecting centrepiece, flanked by curving stairs, and beyond them, raised flower beds. Centrepiece, 3 bays, has rusticated corner pilasters, and above a cornice, a shaped balustrade to the side bays, with panelled pedestals. The centre bay has a plain lintel on half-figure corbels, the side bays and returns, rusticated round arches. In the central opening, a round arched altar, and behind it, a grotto containing a shell. On a raised platform in front of the centrepiece, an octagonal basin with a shallow bowl fountain. On 3 sides of the platform, steps flanked at the front by rectangular pedestals with marble statues of lions. On each side of the centrepiece, the retaining wall has panels defined by pilasters, and a ramped shaped coping. At each end, an L-plan staircase with intermediate landing and scrolled balustrade wall. At the foot of the stairs, a square raised bed with plinth, coping and double angle pilasters. On the outer side, an urn on a square corniced pedestal. Behind the beds, L-plan stairs with intermediate landings, shaped balustrade walls and volutes. On the upper level of the terrace, low enclosing walls with plain coping and square pedestals. Central opening flanked by curved walls with stone seats. Opposite the opening, a pair of steps carrying a rectangular corniced pedestal. This building appears within Harlaxton Manor Gardens which are on the Gardens Register at grade II*. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J & Antram N: Lincolnshire: London: 1964-1989: 367).

Listing NGR: SK8957832246

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Harris, J, Antram, N, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1989), 367
Other
Part 27 Lincolnshire,

National Grid Reference: SK 89578 32246

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