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Description: Gate House and the Adjoining Stone Wall, Garden Seat and Pergola on the South and Piers and Railings
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 130881
OS Grid Reference: SP1949617113
OS Grid Coordinates: 419496, 217113
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8523, -1.7183
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GREAT RISSINGTON GREAT RISSINGTON VILLAGE
9/148 Gate house and the adjoining stone
wall, garden seat and pergola on the
south and piers and railings north
of the pergola
Gatehouse and adjoining wall. Built during 1920s. Coursed squared
and dressed limestone with dressed stone quoins. Stone slate roof.
Rectangular plan to the gatehouse. The wall, pergola and garden
seat on the south, piers and railing run away to the north of the
gatehouse. Gatehouse; single storey. Moulded double width 4-
centred arched entrance in the east facing gable end. Rectangular
stone plaque with a moulded hood above. Small ventilation slit
above. Double width archway in the opposite gable end. Oval stone
plaque with a moulded margin and small ventilation slit above.
Plank door within 'Tudor'-arched surround in the south wall. Flat
coping at the gable ends and to the kneelers. Pointed finials with
squared-off bases at the apex of each gable end. Wall; c2.5m in
height with a cross-gabled pier c3m in height with chimney with
four lancet-shaped openings in each side. Back drop to garden seat
at the south-east corner of the gatehouse and attached to the wall.
The back drop to the garden seat comprises a west-facing semi-
circular shell-headed alcove (containing a semi-circular wooden
seat) with a keystone. Band at impost level continued around the
back of the alcove to either side. Segmental stone dated and
initialled '19 / M / 22' (Marling) at the back of the alcove
immediately above the band. Two square-headed niches each
containing a column with a crown at the top then a king's (or
queen's) head, then an heraldic shield. Stone flagged pathway runs
away from the garden seat under a pergola now c20m in length
which is attached to the south west corner of the gatehouse. The
pergola comprises paired rubble-built cylindrical columns
supporting a heavy horizontal timber framework. Wooden railing
with stone piers with ball finials at regular intervals north of
(P. Cane, Modern Gardens, British and Foreign, 1926, p70-72; and
J. Sales, West Country Gardens, 1980, p65)
Listing NGR: SP1949617113
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Source: English Heritage
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