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Stone Screen and Flanking Sections of Walling Enclosing Former Parterre on Frontage of Shapwick Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shapwick, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1423 / 51°8'32"N

Longitude: -2.8339 / 2°50'1"W

OS Eastings: 341762

OS Northings: 138447

OS Grid: ST417384

Mapcode National: GBR MD.89VZ

Mapcode Global: VH7DL.TKQ4

Entry Name: Stone Screen and Flanking Sections of Walling Enclosing Former Parterre on Frontage of Shapwick Manor

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269256

Location: Shapwick, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Shapwick

Built-Up Area: Shapwick

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Polden Wheel

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


2/28 Stone screen and flanking
sections of walling enclosing
former parterre on frontage of
Shapwick Manor



Stone screen and flanking walls. C17; reputedly 1658 for Henry Bull. Coursed and squared lias rubble and dressed stone.
Symmetrical about a central semi-circular headed archway, moulded surround, emphasised imposts and key, moulded
cornice, central triangular pediment with moulded capping continuing each side; apex of pediment with a large ball
finial; formerly to each side a rampant stone lion (removed at time of re-survey, December 1984). Dwarf rubble wall to
each side capped by balustrading in 3 bays with square piers to each end and between each bay, each pier capped by a
tall obelisk finial; vase balusters. Section of rubble wall to each side flanking a broad-gateway. Stone mounting block
with 5 steps to right. Central archway with a C19 gate.

Listing NGR: ST4176238447

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