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Description: Garden Wall and Statue to East of Highnam Court, Running Up to Billiard Room
Date Listed: 26 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 134322
OS Grid Reference: SO7939019348
OS Grid Coordinates: 379390, 219348
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8723, -2.3007
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9/31 Garden wall and statue to east of
Highnam Court, running up to
Garden wall with gate and niche containing statue. Mid C19 for T.
Gambier-Parry. English bond brickwork with ashlar dressings. Wall
about 2.2 and 2.7m high, with plain stone capping. Wall extends
about 4m from Billiard Room to east: square rusticated pier with
moulded cap, gadrooned urn, matched opposite side gate. Between
piers moulded stone surround with semi-circular head set in length
of wall, wrought-iron double gates with infill over. Above
scrolled broken pediment in stone, with mid C19 coat of arms in
reconstructed stone (probably Pulhamite). To right of gateway
vertical joint in brickwork, top of wall lowered, c100mm offset in
face, about 9m from Billiard Room. Semi-circular niche about 6.5m
further east, moulded surround, half-dome, wall swept up above.
Interior up one stone step, C17 stone statue of Hercules, on square
base, with club and lion skin. Wall continues a further llm to a
rusticated pier. First part of wall and gateway C17, second part
C19, largely back wall of conservatory, since demolished. Statue
thought to have been originally in niche on south face of house.
(A. Oswald, article in Country Life, CVII, 1950; Gloucs. R.O.,
D 2586, Highnam Memoranda)
Listing NGR: SO7939019348
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