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Cascade and Associated Pool and Steps Circa 70 Metres South East of Cowley Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Cowley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8297 / 51°49'46"N

Longitude: -2.0519 / 2°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 396519

OS Northings: 214567

OS Grid: SO965145

Mapcode National: GBR 2N4.B1C

Mapcode Global: VHB23.D83P

Entry Name: Cascade and Associated Pool and Steps Circa 70 Metres South East of Cowley Manor

Listing Date: 22 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135036

Location: Cowley, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cowley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cowley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 9614

10/86 Cascade and associated pool
and steps c70m south-east of
Cowley Manor


Cascade and associated pool and steps, built c1860 for James
Hutchinson. Cascade: ashlar alternating with bands of coursed
squared and dressed limestone, in the process of restoration in
limestone rubble at the time of the resurvey, January 1987. Pool
and steps: dressed limestone. Plan: cascade with step down from
the upper level either side align the central part of the cascade
on a circular pool with central fountain and further flights of
steps. The cascade comprises a retaining wall c20m long and 6m
deep including a low parapet wall; pilasters with banded
rustication at regular intervals along the wall; grotesque bearded
heads between the pilasters, from which water from the lake above
issues, the water from the central head issues into a horizontally
set shell, thence falling into a rectangular pool with two quadrant
walls incorporating 4 pedestals, two retaining eagle statuettes on
the east side; a flight of shallow steps down to a circular pool;
8 pedestals with lion statuettes at intervals around the pool;
small fountain at the centre; shallow flight of steps down towards
the lower lake, aligning on a squat marble column with limestone
upper part possibly intended as the base for a sundial.
(Country Life 4.8.1906)

Listing NGR: SO9651914567

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