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TERRACES BALUSTRADES AND STEPS TO SOUTH AND EAST OF BOWOOD HOUSE

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: TERRACES BALUSTRADES AND STEPS TO SOUTH AND EAST OF BOWOOD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1253102

Location

TERRACES BALUSTRADES AND STEPS TO SOUTH AND EAST OF BOWOOD HOUSE

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Calne Without

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436232

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST 96 NE CALNE WITHOUT BOWOOD

5/13 Terraces, balustrades and steps to south and east of Bowood House

GV II

Terraces, balustrades and steps, 1817-18 by Sir R. Smirke, 1851-3 by G. Kennedy, c1865 and with some remodelling after 1955 on site of demolished main house. Ashlar. South front Upper Terrace by Smirke has Jacobean style pierced roundels to balustrades, piers with stone vases and centre steps flanked by eroded pair of reliefs by W. Theed c1860 and two bronze stags marked M. Geiss, Berlin. Retaining wall and similar balustrade extend along west end of Lower Terrace, by Kennedy, to an ornate ashlar Italianate pavilion. Lower Terrace has horseshoe steps up at west end flanking lion-mask fountain, the top parapet now carrying stone nude by D. Wynne 1978. East end has rounded stone seat. Dwarf walls in gardens have 4 stone lions formerly on gatepiers to main house. Long south balustrade with turned balusters and central steps down. Terrace east of the house, c1865, has similar Jacobean style balustrading on retaining wall and also along east side of lower garden. (Country Life, 22.6.1972)

Listing NGR: ST9748869911

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 22 June, (1972)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 29 Norfolk,

National Grid Reference: ST 97488 69911

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