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Description: Walls Enclosing Sunken Garden Immediately South of Hinton House
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 262322
OS Grid Reference: ST4182812328
OS Grid Coordinates: 341828, 112328
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9075, -2.8287
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ST4112 HINTON ST GEORGE CP HINTON PARK
7/69 Walls enclosing sunken garden
immediately south of Hinton House
Enclosure to sunken garden 1913. Ham stone ashlar. Retaining wall about 2 metres high, visible on sunken side only,
then low open balustrading with piers which rise to about 5 metres height overall, having small semi-circular arched
panels each face towards head, with raked keystones carried into cornice caps, art-nouveau fashion, which have steps
and pineapple finials: east and west sides straight, with matching flights of steps, one each end on west side and
central flight to east: serpentine south wall, with open niches between pairs of piers. Created by William John
Lydston, 7th Earl Poulett in 1913, according to inscription on inner face of west wall. The wall and enclosed garden
adds considerably to the c1630 south elevation of Hinton House (qv).
Listing NGR: ST4183012328
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Source: English Heritage
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