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Description: Walls and Piers Forming Boundary to Garden of Cassey Compton House
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129254
OS Grid Reference: SP0496214907
OS Grid Coordinates: 404962, 214907
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8328, -1.9294
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SP 01 SW WITHINGTON -
7/149 Walls and piers forming
boundary to garden of Cassey
23.1.52 Compton House
(formerly listed with Manor House)
Boundary walls and piers with urns. Mainly C17, wall in front of
stableblock early/mid C18. Mostly limestone ashlar, some faced to
coursed and dressed stone. Wall runs parallel to stableblock, then
c80m to south at its west end and c80m to east, in front of house.
Walls range in height from clm - c4m. Wall north of canal ramped
up and down in places. Walls west and south of canal vary in
height according to changes in ground level. Piers on south
(removed from original position), square with fielded panels on
sides, moulded cappings and fine urn finials with gadrooning at
base and delicate foliate carving incorporating roses, fruit and
grotesque heads around top and forming finials. Saddleback coping
to low wall between piers. Flat coping sloped outwards to other
walls. (Atkyn's History of Gloucestershire, engraving of c1712 by
Listing NGR: SP0496214907
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Source: English Heritage
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