CASCADE TO WEST OF CORBY CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1335535
Date first listed:
01-Apr-1957
Date of most recent amendment:
22-Sep-1983
Statutory Address:
CASCADE TO WEST OF CORBY CASTLE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CASCADE TO WEST OF CORBY CASTLE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Carlisle (District Authority)
Parish:
Wetheral
National Grid Reference:
NY 47092 54112

Details

WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 4754 Cascade to west of 15/141 Corby castle , 1.4.57 formerly listed under Byre Hill Farm

G.V. I

Cascade and summer house. Between 1708 and 1729 for Thomas Howard of Corby Castle. Red sandstone ashlar. Venetian summer house with cascade of 4 steps leading to oval pond, with terrace and river wall. Summer house consists of a shallow portico, with Venetian opening surmounted by carved figures of mermaids, Neptune and a lion. Between central columns is a dragon's head water spout and 3 headed lions at the sides. Inside are statues of draped male and female figures. Various arched steps (one of which has a grotto behind) form cascade beneath, falling about 10 metres to the pond, which formerly had a fountain in the centre, (see Buck's engraving of Wetheral Priory, 1739) but now has statue of Nelson. At the water's edge there is a retaining wall of sandstone, repaired with brick, with steps leading through an arched opening to form a water gate. Thomas Howard wrote plays which were enacted in the cascade, see Country Life, 7 January 1954, p.34.

Listing NGR: NY4709254112

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
77723
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 7 January, (1954), 34
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 9 Cumbria,

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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