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Daisy Chain Wall

Address : Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0901522882

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : The south end of the lawn, and garden, is bounded by a path set in a shrubbery running west to east above a brick retaining wall standing 80m south of the house, with brick bastions projecting south from the wall, overlooking the park to the south. The wall and bastions were formerly surmounted by a low, pierced terracotta screen, of which one section of c 10m remains. The wall is inset with terracotta panels repeating motifs used on the house and gateway to the stables, including daisies and roses. A grass path (formerly gravel), known as Daisy Chain Walk, runs along the bottom, south side of the wall at the north edge of the park, overlooking the park to the south.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Group Value and Contribution to Built Environment

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to the Daisy Chain Wall and are all within about 500 metres :

Manton Drive
25 Manton Drive [Draft Local List]
New Bedford Road
135 New Bedford Road [Draft Local List]
Old Bedford Road
145 Old Bedford Road [Draft Local List]
Stockingstone Road
279 Stockingstone Road [Draft Local List]
Wardown Park
Quadrant Walls, Curtain Walls And Gate Piers To Wardown Park Lodge [Grade II listed]
Entrance Gate and Outbuildings to Wardown Park House [Grade II listed]
Wardown Park House [Grade II listed]
Summerhouse at Wardown Park [Grade II listed]
Lodge To Wardown Park [Grade II listed]

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