12 STONE URNS AND LINKING WALLS AND STEPS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1257871

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1990

Statutory Address: 12 STONE URNS AND LINKING WALLS AND STEPS, THE CRESCENT

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Location

Statutory Address: 12 STONE URNS AND LINKING WALLS AND STEPS, THE CRESCENT

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

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SK 05847 73537

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History

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Details

BUXTON

SK0573NE THE CRESCENT 616-1/3/82 (South side) 04/12/90 12 Stone Urns and linking walls and steps

GV II*

Twelve stone urns on plinths with linking walls and steps. 1753, 1818, 1859 and restored 1994. Urns carved probably by Robert Parsons of Bath for Lord Burlington at Londesborough Hall, Yorkshire and brought to Buxton by the 6th Duke of Devonshire and placed here as part of Sir Jeffrey Wyatville's landscaping of The Slopes in 1818, and altered 1859 by Sir Joseph Paxton. Limestone urns set on gritstone plinths with gritstone walls and steps. Urns with pedestals, the lower part of the bowls decorated with leaves the tops with a continuous Vitruvian scroll frieze below a Greek key frieze, topped with circular caps decorated with leaves. Three tiers of low quadrant terrace wall linked by lower walls and steps. Lower terrace wall linked by 4 sets of steps with attendant urn in shallow recesses. Middle terrace has 2 urns flanking central steps and 2 occupying shallow recesses as terminals. Top terrace has 2 urns flanking steps leading to central platform with War Memorial (qv), and 2 urns as terminals. Together the urns walls and steps form an important piece of landscaping opposite John Carr's The Crescent. (Strutt Prints: Engraving of the New Promenade Walks.: Buxton (IB 33): ZSP 1/32/6.).



Listing NGR: SK0584773537

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