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Spring Head and Pool Circa 150 Metres West of the Stables

A Grade II* Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7935 / 51°47'36"N

Longitude: -2.2008 / 2°12'2"W

OS Eastings: 386249

OS Northings: 210561

OS Grid: SO862105

Mapcode National: GBR 1M0.GDR

Mapcode Global: VH94R.S5XX

Entry Name: Spring Head and Pool Circa 150 Metres West of the Stables

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133447

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Painswick St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

PAINSWICK PAINSWICK HOUSE
SO 8610/8710
6/260 Spring head and pool,
c.150 m west of The
Stables
GV II*
Indicated on SO 8610 as Swimming Pool.
Plunge bath or pool and spring head. c.1750 possibly by Thomas Robins. Spring
head is an alcove in dry-stone squared limestone rubble with arched recess c.2 m
wide and 0.80 m deep supported by walling c.4 m wide and 2 m high to unfinished
top; the spring emerges in a stone trough to a small oval basin, from here water
is piped to a pool c.5 m x 3 m in ashlar with weathered copings and an inlet
recess at the north end, all within a brick 'container' c.7 m x 4 m; between the
pool edge and the larger enclosure there are remains of what might have been
column bases. There are steps into the pool, 2 above and 4 below water level,
and a series of 2:2:1 brass rings (one appears to be missing). One of a group
of garden elements in an important surviving rococo ensemble.
(Mowl, T and White, R; Thomas Robins at Painswick, Jnl of Garden History, Vol 4,
no 2).


Listing NGR: SO8624810558

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