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Description: Stone Pedestal Circa 30 Metres South West of Lower Mill House
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134484
OS Grid Reference: SO9686224098
OS Grid Coordinates: 396862, 224098
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9154, -2.0470
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SP 9624 PRESTBURY MILL STREET
17/76 Stone pedestal c30m south-
west of Lower Mill House
Stone pedestal. Late C18. Limestone. Similar in form to a
circular pedestal tomb. Height c2m. Two large fielded panels
(with no legible inscription) on sides. One large console bracket
with foliate and acanthus decoration on east side was once matched
by a similar bracket on the west side. Moulded capping with frieze
incorporating a frieze with swag decoration, tapering stone column
above with a large square mortice hole suggesting the column was
once greater in height or had a large finial. This column
represents the last remains of the features once in the grounds of
a tea drinking house known to have been in existence on this site
by 1784. The garden features include grottoes, a pavilion and a
Chinese temple. George III is known to have visited the tea rooms
and in the early C19 it was said to be one of the main attractions
of the village. The house and tea rooms were demolished c1900.
(V.C.H., Vol VIII, p71)
Listing NGR: SO9686224098
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Source: English Heritage
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