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WATER CHANNEL AND THREE BRIDGES IN MELBOURNE HALL GARDENS

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.

Name: WATER CHANNEL AND THREE BRIDGES IN MELBOURNE HALL GARDENS

List entry Number: 1204519

Location

WATER CHANNEL AND THREE BRIDGES IN MELBOURNE HALL GARDENS, CHURCH CLOSE

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

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Melbourne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 83073

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE 6/89 (East Side) Water Channel and Three Bridges in Melbourne Hall Gardens GV II* Water channel and three bridges. Early C18 with later repairs. Erected as part of a French style garden designed by Royal Gardeners to Queen Anne, London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall with work carried out by Sorocold. Stone, rubble and ashlar. Long channel running from the pool under the Old Mill to the Grand Basin with three bridges over. Channel has stone rubble sides and the bridges all have low single segmental arches. Originally none of them had parapets but that nearest the mill has had low stone parapets added. Included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. Flee item 6/63 for sources.

Listing NGR: SK3912624926

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Anthony, J, Gardens of Britain, (1979)
Green, D, Gardener to Queen Anne, (1956)
Hussey, C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, (1967)
Kerr, V , Melbourne Hall Gardens, (1984)
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1978)
'Country Life' in 7 April, (1928), 492
'Country Life' in 23 September, (1899), 368
'Country Life' in 14 April, (1928), 526
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 10 Derbyshire,

National Grid Reference: SK 39126 24926

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