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Water Garden and Swimming Pool About 30yards East of Shipton Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Shipton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8553 / 51°51'19"N

Longitude: -1.5975 / 1°35'50"W

OS Eastings: 427820

OS Northings: 217486

OS Grid: SP278174

Mapcode National: GBR 5SB.QXV

Mapcode Global: VHBZM.8MBL

Entry Name: Water Garden and Swimming Pool About 30yards East of Shipton Court

Listing Date: 19 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182837

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251781

Location: Shipton-under-Wychwood, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Shipton-under-Wychwood

Built-Up Area: Shipton under Wychwood

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shipton-under-Wychwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SHIPTON-UNDER-WYCHWOOD HIGH STREET
SP 2617-2717
(east side)
7/67
Water Garden and
Swimming Pool about
30 yards east of Shipton
- Court
GV II
Water garden and swimming pool. Laid out circa 1903-06 by Perkins and Bulmer for Mr
Pepper, a coal magnate. Extends to south of garden pavilion (qv). Paved copings,
rubble retaining walls. Long rectangular basin with rebated corners, the south end
is fed by a minor cascade spring flanked by carved horses; behind are steps up to
the swimming pool at a higher level; this has apsed ends and stepped edges. Paths
at different levels to lawn and flagged hallways; steps between levels at ends and
in centre. The steps between the swimming pool and lower basin lead to path up to
the stairs of the main terrace (qv). The garden layout reflects Edwardian ideals;
this water garden is beautifully landscaped.


Listing NGR: SP2782017486

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