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Description: Pig Sty Approximately 25 Metres to North West of Acorn Cottage
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255329
OS Grid Reference: SJ8355609274
OS Grid Coordinates: 383556, 309274
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6809, -2.2447
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SJ 80 NW TONG C.P. OFFOXEY ROAD, Bishop's
Wood (North side).
7/3 Pig Sty approximately 25
- metres to North-West of
Pig Sty. Circa 1818. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Neo-Egyptian
style; square base with pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to
East, pyramid with tall rectangular openings, dressed stone pyramidal
finial resting on short corner piers. Stone plaque to East inscribed:
"TO PLEASE THE PIGS". This is one of a series of eccentric Gothic out-
buildings erected on the Tong Estate by George Durant the younger (d.1844).
Acorn Cottage to South (not listed) is dated 1818. (qv. Cow House to North
of Acorn Cottage, fowl house to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse, kennels to
East of the Red House, etc.). G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel,
1894, pp. 154-61; D. H, Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research
Publications, p. 60.
Listing NGR: SJ8355709278
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Source: English Heritage
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