The Triumphal Arch, Ashby Road, Garendon Park (Grade I)

Geo: 52.7670, -1.2678
Date ListedMon 15th March, 1965
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressGarendon Park, The Triumphal Arch Ashby Road Garendon Park LE11 3QU
GradeGrade I
Grid ReferenceSK4949919075
Volume, Map, Item261, 9, 11
WardLoughborough Garendon

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.