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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
Plus Code: 9C3VVMCW+MG
Entry Name: Grotto at South West Corner Walled Garden
Listing Date: 26 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1091365
English Heritage Legacy ID: 134327
Location: Highnam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL2
Civil Parish: Highnam
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Highnam Holy Innocents
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
9/36 Grotto at south-west corner
walled garden, Highnam Court
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
(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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