ROCKERY ADJACENT TO REETH COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1131982
Date first listed:
04-Feb-1988
Statutory Address:
ROCKERY ADJACENT TO REETH COTTAGE, MAIN STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROCKERY ADJACENT TO REETH COTTAGE, MAIN STREET

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

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Richmondshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Aysgarth
National Park:
YORKSHIRE DALES
National Grid Reference:
SE 00205 88387

Details

AYSGARTH MAIN STREET SE 08 NW 15/100 (South Side)

Rockery adjacent II to Reeth Cottage

Rockery in walled enclosure 1906-14. By Messrs. Backhouse of York for Mr F S Graham. Rockery of limestone blocks; enclosure wall of rubblestone with cast-iron railings. Rockery comprises lumps of limestone placed in picturesque mounds with narrow paths between. Enclosure approx. 14 x 42 metres, has quoins, flat coping to return walls which ramp up hill-slope and triangular-sectioned coping to low front wall which is broken by gate with round-topped monolithic gate piers and is surmounted by hooped and bud-finialled railings, the gate being similar. On right return, rockery breaks through enclosure wall. Attached lean-to's not of special interest.

The rockery stones are reported to have been brought to this site from a field just to the west of the village. The builders, James Backhouse and Son, were well known rockery builders and alpine nurserymen from the late 1850s. ( The rockery houses a large and varied collection of alpine plants which is not cover- ed by the listing.)

Listing NGR: SE0020588387

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
323211
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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