Garden Walls At Besthorpe Hall
- 28 Jun 2002
- Garden Walls At Besthorpe Hall, Besthorpe, Breckland, Norfolk
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM 09 NE BESTHORPE
2/53 Garden walls at 21.7.51 Besthorpe Hall
Garden walls. Brick. Late C16. Defines tilting ground to west of house with walls to north and south, part walled to east and a ha-ha retaining wall to west. Walls in English or mixed bond on plinth with saw toothed eaves cornice and moulded coping. Summerhouse abuts east side of east wall probably mid C17. Entrance arch to kitchen garden has polygonal engaged columns on square plinth either side of moulded arch carded on imposts. String course links heads of columns over arch. Overthrow above with 2 circular lunettes.
Kitchen garden wall runs to south, returns east and again to north, each side with similar arch. Arch in entrance courtyard late C20 copy. 2 gate piers in courtyard C18 with pineapples as finials. 2 others C20 copies.
Listing NGR: TM0670095485
Copyright IoE Mr David R. Wickham. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Wickham, David R.
Rights Holder: Wickham, David R.
Brick, Tudor Garden Wall, Elizabethan Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Monument <By Form>, Wall, Barrier, Summerhouse, Garden Building, Gate Pier, Unassigned, Arch, Ha Ha, Kitchen Garden, Agriculture And Subsistence, Garden, Land Use Site, Courtyard