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
© Mr John Burrows. Source: Historic England Archive
People & Organisations
Photographer: Burrows, John
Rights Holder: Burrows, John
Ashlar, Rubble, Sandstone, Georgian Revetment, Monument (By Form), Wall, Barrier