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Cave with Spring and Rockery About 45 Metres South of South West Corner of Walled Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Highnam, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8712 / 51°52'16"N

Longitude: -2.3036 / 2°18'12"W

OS Eastings: 379196

OS Northings: 219221

OS Grid: SO791192

Mapcode National: GBR 0JL.LFJ

Mapcode Global: VH94B.171D

Plus Code: 9C3VVMCW+FH

Entry Name: Cave with Spring and Rockery About 45 Metres South of South West Corner of Walled Garden

Listing Date: 26 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091366

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134329

ID on this website: 101091366

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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SO 7819-7919
9/38 Cave with spring and rockery, about
45m south of south-west corner of
walled garden, Highnam Court
Cave with 'spring', rockwork above and adjoining island in lake.
Mid C19 by Pulham for T. Gambier-Parry. Pulhamite, a form of
artificial stone. Large, irregular pile of 'boulders', rockwork
surround to entry to cave, from which emerges a stream, fed by lake
higher up in garden. Path at lake level, to left, winds round up a
pile of 'rocks' to platform over, with behind a further wall of
'rocks' to enclose space above cave. In front small flat area on
edge of lake, narrow space of water, irregular, romantic pile of
'rocks' in lake, with plants. Forms important part of garden
designed by Pulham, garden considered one of best and largest
surviving examples of his work.
(F. 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: SO7919619221

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