GARDEN WALL, APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES TO NORTH EAST OF PRIORY GARDENS COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1159343
Date first listed:
25-Apr-1984
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Dec-2012
Statutory Address:
GARDEN WALL, APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES TO NORTH EAST OF PRIORY GARDENS COTTAGE, BOW STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
GARDEN WALL, APPROXIMATELY 100 METRES TO NORTH EAST OF PRIORY GARDENS COTTAGE, BOW STREET

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

District:
Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Guisborough
National Grid Reference:
NZ6165115997

Summary

Early-C19 boundary/retaining wall.

Reasons for Designation

The early-C19 garden wall approximately 100m to the north-east of Priory Gardens Cottage is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic: as a built element of the designed landscape at Gisborough Priory Gardens * Group value: for its association with numerous other listed structures and the scheduled Gisborough Priory ruins, which together provide physical evidence as to the story of an historically significant site with a great time depth * Date: for its retention of pre-1840 fabric

History

The lands belonging to the former Priory were first leased by Thomas Chaloner in 1547, who subsequently purchased them in 1550 for £998. It was not until the death of Edward Chaloner in 1680 that the family moved to the site. Edward’s son William constructed a mansion on Bow Street, known as Old Hall, and it was at this point that the gardens were developed. The standing stonework of the Priory was incorporated into the ornamental gardens to provide a setting to the Hall. Research into the gardens has identified three main phases; 1709, 1773-1805 and 1854.

This wall forms the retaining wall to the Terrace, a feature dating to the first phase of the gardens. Raised about 2.4m above the Formal Gardens, the Terrace gave views down onto the parterres below and across to the high ground of Gisborough Moor. This early-C19 wall appears to be a replacement of an earlier wall which once continued further south-west, the remains of which are designated separately (list entry 1139801, Grade II).

Details

MATERIALS: brick with flat stone coping.

PLAN: aligned west-south-west to east-north-east along the southern edge of the Terrace’s central section.

DESCRIPTION: the wall incorporates stone steps and gatepiers aligned with the formal garden’s path and the undercroft of St Mary's Priory ruins. The eastern end has partially collapsed.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
59910
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gisborough Priory Project, , The Lost Gardens of Gisborough Priory, (2008)
Other
Reid Jubb Brown Partnership for Gisborough Priory Project, The Strategic and Operational Plan for the Gisborough Priory Gardens, May 2006,

Legal

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

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