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Grotto at South West Corner Walled Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Highnam, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8716 / 51°52'17"N

Longitude: -2.3037 / 2°18'13"W

OS Eastings: 379188

OS Northings: 219272

OS Grid: SO791192

Mapcode National: GBR 0JL.LD8

Mapcode Global: VH94B.07Z1

Entry Name: Grotto at South West Corner Walled Garden

Listing Date: 26 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134327

Location: Highnam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Highnam

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Highnam Holy Innocents

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

HIGHNAM
SO 7819-7919
9/36 Grotto at south-west corner
walled garden, Highnam Court
GV II
Grotto. Mid C19 by Pulham for T. Gambier-Parry. Pulhamite (type of
artificial stone), render, probably on brickwork. Shallow recess
in irregular garden feature. Front 'wall' of large, irregular
blocks of Pulhamite simulating stone: semi-circular head to open
archway. Boulders and rough 'stone' extend round to left, and to
right, back to garden wall: whole overgrown with bushes and
plants. Internally rectangular space, rendered walls above
rendered plinth: piers in rear corners, slight projection centre
rear, with niche containing statue of owl holding a mouse.
Flattish, rendered barrel vault over. Part of garden design by
Pulham, garden one of largest and best examples of his work
surviving.
(S. Festing, article in Garden History, XII; Country Life, article
in 1899 volume; article in Autumn, 1985 newsletter of Georgian
Group in Gloucester and Avon)


Listing NGR: SO7918819272

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