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Description: Boathouse at North End of Upper Fish Pond
Date Listed: 11 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 334566
OS Grid Reference: SE5492703859
OS Grid Coordinates: 454927, 403859
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5285, -1.1729
SE5493 0385 SPROTBROUGH CUSWORTH PARK
7/145 Boathouse at north end
of Upper Fish Pond
Boathouse. Mid C18 for the Wrightson family of Cusworth Hall (q.v.).
Limestone rubble and boulders. In grotto style. Segmentally-arched entrance
to round-ended, vaulted recess admitting water from the landscape lake. Arch is
of 2 orders of roughly-hewn.boulders. Vault rusticated by pendant through-stones.
Upper surface firms landscaped mound.
Probably a part of the 1763 landscape scheme carried out by Richard Woods,
surveyor of Chertsey in Surrey (Smith, p17).
G. Smith, An Illustrated History of Cusworth Hall and the Battie-Wrightson Family,
Listing NGR: SE5492703859
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Source: English Heritage
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