Baroque Terrace Fountain And Statues 25 Metres South East Of Harlaxton Manor

26 Jun 2002
Baroque Terrace Fountain And Statues 25 Metres South East Of Harlaxton Manor, Grantham Road, Harlaxton, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG32 1AB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1496 IOE Records taken by Terence G Onyon; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Terence G. Onyon. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Onyon, Terence G.

Rights Holder: Onyon, Terence G.


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