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Dam and Cascade to Lake at Gilston Park 500 Metres South East of House, Gilston

Description: Dam and Cascade to Lake at Gilston Park 500 Metres South East of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159920

OS Grid Reference: TL4453012652
OS Grid Coordinates: 544530, 212652
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7939, 0.0943

Location: Gilston, Hertfordshire CM20 2RF

Locality: Gilston
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM20 2RF

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Listing Text

(west side)

9/6 Dam and Cascade to lake
at Gilston Park 500
- metres SE of house

- II

Dam and cascade. About 1851 remodelling of dam of an early C19
ornamental lake, by P C Hardwick for John Hodgson Esq, in the
park of Gilston Park. Overflow in centre now in the form of a
naturalistic waterfall or cascade over a high cliff of artificial
stone, similar to the grotto in the conservatory at Gilston Park
added in 1887 by A W Blomfield for E S Bowlby Esq. The dam was
used to drive an electric turbine c1902, the foundations of which
are to the S of the cascade. An historic garden feature and an
early use of artificial stonework. Adaptation for generating
electricity in 1902 of technological interest.

Listing NGR: TL4452312659

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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