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List entry Summary

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

Name: GARENDON PARK, THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH

List entry Number: 1361136

Location

GARENDON PARK, THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH, ASHBY ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireCharnwoodDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1965

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189382

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History

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Details

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural History' in Architectural History, (1965)

National Grid Reference: SK 49499 19075

Map


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