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Retaining Wall and Adjoining Servants' Tunnel About 65 Yards North-West of Hanbury Hall, Hanbury

Description: Retaining Wall and Adjoining Servants' Tunnel About 65 Yards North-West of Hanbury Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 September 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 147810

OS Grid Reference: SO9433063739
OS Grid Coordinates: 394330, 263739
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2718, -2.0845

Location: Hanbury, Worcestershire WR9 7EA

Locality: Hanbury
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR9 7EA

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Listing Text

SO 96 SW
3/134 Retaining wall and
adjoining servants' tunnel
about 65 yards north-west
of Hanbury Hall

Retaining wall and adjoining servants' tunnel. Wall of early C18 origins,
remodelled in mid-C19 when tunnel added. Brick in English garden wall bond
and including some handmade bricks with sandstone copings. Roughly a quad-
rant about 25 yards long with return at east end and adjoining tunnel entrance
at north end. The tunnel is built of partly blue brick, is vaulted and runs
about 20 yards west; the walls to the west end entrance are splayed and
terminate in short square piers. The retaining wall was originally linked to
one of a pair of pavilions forming a boundary between the formal garden lay-
out by George London and the pond and deer park beyond; the original layout
is clearly illustrated in a perspective drawing of 1732 by Joseph Dougharty.
(Hanbury Hall, the National Trust Official Guidebook, 1981, p 27-30; VCH 3 (ii),
p 372-3; Country Life xxxix, 502, CXLiii, 18, 16, gardens x 368).

Listing NGR: SO9433063739

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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