|Date Listed||Mon 15th March, 1965|
|Category||Statutory Listed Building|
|Address||Garendon Park, The Triumphal Arch Ashby Road Garendon Park LE11 3QU|
|Volume, Map, Item||261, 9, 11|
|Description||Triumphal Arch, of the 1730s, by Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon (d.1737). Of ashlar, with a moulded round headed carriage arch, the soffit of which has octagonal coffering in stucco on brick. The east front has 4 Corinthian columns on tall pedestals supporting a rich entablature. The attic, crowned by a cornice, has a fine relief of the Metamorphosis of Actalon. The west side has 2 Corinthian columns on pedestals with a pediment over the entablature. Cornice crowning attic. Keystone to arch in form of a head. The interior of the arch has some tiny rooms. Based on the Arch of Titus in Rome, the Triumphal Arch at Garendon is a very early (perhaps the earliest) example of an English building inspired directly from an Ancient Roman source, archaeologically interpreted. Mark Aironard, ?Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon?, Architectural History, 1965.|
The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.
Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.