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Walls and Gates to 3 Sides Garden with 2 Urns, About 75m West of Highnam Court, Highnam

Description: Walls and Gates to 3 Sides Garden with 2 Urns, About 75m West of Highnam Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 134326

OS Grid Reference: SO7921819272
OS Grid Coordinates: 379218, 219272
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8716, -2.3032

Location: A40, Highnam, Gloucestershire GL2 8DP

Locality: Highnam
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL2 8DP

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Listing Text

SO 7819-7919
9/35 Walls and gates to 3 sides garden
with 2 urns, about 75m west of
Highnam Court
Walls and gates to garden. Mid C19 for T. Gambier-Parry. English
garden wall bond brickwork, probably terracotta semi-circular
tiles, ashlar stone, render. Wall to 3 sides of garden. South
face, viewed from outside garden: central gateway in wall about
2.5m high; finely jointed brickwork to piers each side, off ashlar
plinth: semi-circular rubbed brick arch with stone keystone,
scrolled broken pediment over. Single gate, dog bars, double
middle rail, sagging top rail, spear tops to bars. About 6m in
front 2 terracotta urns, decorative modelling, handles, on square
stone bases. Wall each side brick plinth, moulded stone coping,
divided into 4 bays by square stone piers, vermiculated ashlar with
recessed joints, moulded stone caps with gadrooned urns. At right
corner wall projects forward about 2m to further pier: left
corner hidden behind grotto (q.v.). Wall returns back on left, to
gateway on line of straight walk from house: jamb of gateway
aligned on walls, so not at right angles to face of wall. Gateway
flanked squared, rendered piers, recessed joints, tops as south
wall piers. Between piers finely jointed brickwork, semi-circular
rubbed-brick arch, projecting keystone and plain impost blocks:
above 'Dutch' gable, stone copings. Double gate, as south, but top
rail straight, angling down, with scrolled ends. Wall continues to
north. Right return swept down to low wall after rendered pier:
low wall brick base, 3 courses semi-circular tiles, moulded stone
capping. Centre of length brick instead of tiles. Sweeps up to
rendered pier, recessed joints, urn on top, for double iron
gateway: pier and low wall repeated beyond, running about a
further 20m, where sweeps up to rendered pier. Brick walls may be
reused from earlier walled garden. Forms group with Highnam Court
and grottoes (q.v.).
(Autumn, 1985, Newsletter of The Georgian Group in Gloucester and

Listing NGR: SO7921819272

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Source: English Heritage

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