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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1109259



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

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ashford in the Water

National Park: PEAK DISTRICT

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 80480

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SK 17 SE PARISH OF ASHFORD-IN-THE-WATER LONGSTONE LANE 3/50 (East Side) Gardens at Thornbridge Hall GV II

Garden walls, steps, terraces, game larder, garden house, grotto passage and ornaments. Limestone rubble, gritstone and white marble. Upper and lower south gardens with sunken rose garden to east. Upper and lower terraces to east of house with sunken topiary garden beyond to east. Terrace and flight of stairs. joins these to rose garden. To north, terraces continue via grotto passage. Below topiary garden to east lakeside garden. Lower south garden bounded by limestone rubble walls with gritstone copings. To south-west, entrance gate; square stone piers, topped by ball finials. Elaborately scrolled brackets to sides. To north, attached winged griffins. C18 style gate. To east, retaining wall decorated by urns. To north, two flights of steps, those to centre with double flight of steps. Piers, topped by ball finials to sides, middle piers with scroll brackets attached to south. Nearby, circular Romanesque-style table on decorated stem with bears to base. Above, to west, in upper south garden, baldacchino on Tuscan columns, topped by coat of arms in semi-circular pediment. To east, sundial and Italianate-style stone bench. Sunken rose garden to east, bounded by balustrade with intermediate square piers, topped by ball finials or urns. To south-east corner, a pair of gates and white marble bird bath. Italianate stone bench to west. Flights of balustraded steps to south-west corner and north. Northern flight leads up to circular limestone rubble garden house. Asphalt roof with wide over- hanging eaves and wide segmental arch on corbels to south. Balustered walls and flights of steps to south, east and north. Intermediate square piers with ball finials. Behind garden house, raised, paved terrace with low stone panelled walls and several large decorated urns. Also oval pink granite table. Terrace drops down to north onto lower eastern terrace. Path with pairs of decorated urns to sides. At north end, underground grotto passage, made up of massive boulders. Beyond, to north, retaining wall to west with central flight of steps. At top of steps, to other side of path, massive stone figure of Atlas, approximately 9 feet high, with large stone sphere on shoulders. Below, to either side of steps, statues; human torsos on tapering fish-scaled bases. Above lower eastern terrace, next to house, paved terrace, High limestone wall to north end with inset rusticated gritstone piers, topped by urns. Busts of classical figures to eastern side of wall, Tudor-style gateway to north, game larder beyond of limestone rubble with gritstone dressings. Small window to north. Tudor-style doorcase at angle to north with oculus in Dutch gable over. Attached lamp post to west; stone base carved with lilies, cast iron pillar with spherical lamp to top. Below lower eastern terrace, topiary garden bounded by limestone rubble walls. Alternating, shrub boxes, urns and statues to sides with central fountain. To north and south, entrance piers with decorated urn finials. Below, to east in lakeside garden, large stone bench. Urns to sides and steps up to bench with corner ball finials and central semi-circular pediment and side scrolls to back. Remainder of garden appears in Great Longstone parish.

Listing NGR: SK1981970962

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 10 Derbyshire,

National Grid Reference: SK 19819 70962


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