The north terrace, retaining wall and central steps, to Montacute House

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252022
Date first listed:
27-Oct-1987
Statutory Address:
Montacute House, The Borough, TA15 6XP

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Location

Statutory Address:
Montacute House, The Borough, TA15 6XP

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Montacute
National Grid Reference:
ST4997717193

Details

ST4917 7/125

MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (north side, off) The north terrace, retaining wall and central steps, to Montacute House

GV II Terrace between house and sunken garden. C16, modified C19. Ham stone ashlar. The retaining wall about 7 metres north of house, and about 80 metres long: very deep plinth on north side, solid low walls with moulded copings, with square piers at intervals on which are set a variety of urn and vase finials, of which the largest flank the central staircase, nine steps down into garden, flanked by solid side walls ending with piers having vase finials: lengths of matching walling at east end of terrace, and also to the north end of the north garden, with obelisk finials.

(Girouard, M and others, Montacute House, National Trust, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4997717193

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
434947
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Girouard, M et al, Montacute House, (1985)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

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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