RETAINING WALL OF TERRACE TO GARDEN FRONT OF SOMERLEYTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1031931

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1987

Statutory Address: RETAINING WALL OF TERRACE TO GARDEN FRONT OF SOMERLEYTON HALL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: RETAINING WALL OF TERRACE TO GARDEN FRONT OF SOMERLEYTON HALL

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

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney (District Authority)

Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

National Grid Reference: TM 49246 97797

Summary

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History

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Details

SOMERLEYTON SOMERLEYTON PARK TM 49 NE 4/55 Retaining wall of terrace to garden front of Somerleyton Hall GV II Retaining wall of the terrace along the garden front of Somerleyton Hall. Circa 1846 by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Stone; raised rectangular panels with vermiculated rustication. 3 flights of steps down to the formal gardens, in line with the centre and end bays of the house. At the base of the steps are low piers surmounted by urns. At each end the wall is curved forward, each curve terminating in a reclining female figure in marble, representing Night (to the south) and Day; they are signed 'John Thomas London'. To each side of the centre steps are fine antique bronze vases with dragon handles and patterns in deep relief; these were formerly part of a bench feature within the garden walling to the south of the house (see Item 4/56). Forms part of a garden included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II*.

Listing NGR: TM4924697797

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 282406

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 39 Suffolk,

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