Retaining Wall About 75 Yards South Of Downton Castle

7 Aug 2004
Retaining Wall About 75 Yards South Of Downton Castle, Downton, Herefordshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

DOWNTON CP SO 47 SW 3/20 Retaining wall about 75 yards south of Downton Castle GV II Retaining wall. Late C18. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings.

About ten feet high and about 300 yards long and having pinnacled buttresses with offsets at about ten yard intervals along its length. It begins to the north-east of the south terrace wall (qv) and inscribes an arc with a straight 100 yard stretch running south-west at its south-west end. The retaining wall was designed to make an important structural and aesthetic contribution to the construction of the south terrace.

Listing NGR: SO4443974608


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0309 IOE Records taken by John Burrows; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Burrows. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Burrows, John

Rights Holder: Burrows, John


Ashlar, Rubble, Sandstone, Georgian Revetment, Monument (By Form), Wall, Barrier