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The Walled Garden, Walls Portals and Sculpture 5 Metres North East of Chinese Temple, Chinese Garden, Biddulph

Description: The Walled Garden, Walls Portals and Sculpture 5 Metres North East of Chinese Temple, Chinese Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 275224

OS Grid Reference: SJ8927159148
OS Grid Coordinates: 389271, 359148
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1294, -2.1618

Location: 2 Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire ST8 7TZ

Locality: Biddulph
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST8 7TZ

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8927 5914
7/19 The Walled Garden, walls
- portals and sculpture
5m north-east of Chinese
Temple, Chinese Garden


Ornamental garden building : walled garden, portals and sculpture.
1848-1860, by John Bateman. Rock-faced coursed stone; chisel dressed
to portals. Semi-circular retaining wall of approximately 1Om diameter
and 1.5m high. Built against embankment with double-headed Chinese,
block-constructed portals at either end. Life-size, painted plaster
sculpture of Brahmin Cow placed over wall at centre of semi-circle
(shown with canopy cover in Country Life article of 1905); 2 serpent
forms are cut into the lawn in front of the retaining wall. Forms
part of Chinese Garden perambulation - the rather ridiculous animal
forms are typical of Bateman's sense of humour, as seen also in the
Tea House (q.v.). The cow was made on the site by the sculptor,
Waterhouse Hawkins.

Listing NGR: SJ8927159148

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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