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Russell Spring and Raised Walkway, Blockley

Description: Russell Spring and Raised Walkway

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 126809

OS Grid Reference: SP1618634592
OS Grid Coordinates: 416186, 234592
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0095, -1.7656

Location: 4 High Street, Blockley, Gloucestershire GL56 9EX

Locality: Blockley
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL56 9EX

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Listing Text

(North-West side)

Russell Spring and
Raised Walkway

Mid C19: Drystone rubble retaining wall with soldier course to parapet and plain
string at path level. Follows line of road: starts at Arlington Terrace and extends
to approximately 25 yds short of Rock Bank. The highest point, above Russell Spring,
is about 11 ft.

Russell Spring, nearly opposite entrance to Malvern House is a simple gabled aedicule
to a niche with a water spout in it. The tympanum is inscribed "Water from the Living
Rock God's Precious Gift to Man" and over the niche "Russell Spring". Built with
unemployed labour during winter under the supervision of Richard Belcher, the Parish

Named after Lucy Russell (d. 1858) who worked the nearby mill c1800-1820.

Listing NGR: SP1618634592

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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