Description: Water Garden and Swimming Pool About 30yards East of Shipton Court
Date Listed: 19 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 251781
OS Grid Reference: SP2781517523
OS Grid Coordinates: 427815, 217523
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8556, -1.5975
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SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD HIGH STREET
Water Garden and
Swimming Pool about
30 yards east of Shipton
Water garden and swimming pool. Laid out circa 1903-06 by Perkins and Bulmer for Mr
Pepper, a coal magnate. Extends to south of garden pavilion (qv). Paved copings,
rubble retaining walls. Long rectangular basin with rebated corners, the south end
is fed by a minor cascade spring flanked by carved horses; behind are steps up to
the swimming pool at a higher level; this has apsed ends and stepped edges. Paths
at different levels to lawn and flagged hallways; steps between levels at ends and
in centre. The steps between the swimming pool and lower basin lead to path up to
the stairs of the main terrace (qv). The garden layout reflects Edwardian ideals;
this water garden is beautifully landscaped.
Listing NGR: SP2781517523
Source: English Heritage
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