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Stone Pedestal Circa 30 Metres South West of Lower Mill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Prestbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9154 / 51°54'55"N

Longitude: -2.047 / 2°2'49"W

OS Eastings: 396862

OS Northings: 224098

OS Grid: SO968240

Mapcode National: GBR 2LZ.Z4F

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.G3PZ

Entry Name: Stone Pedestal Circa 30 Metres South West of Lower Mill House

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134484

Location: Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Civil Parish: Prestbury

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(south side)

17/76 Stone pedestal c30m south-
west of Lower Mill House


Stone pedestal. Late C18. Limestone. Similar in form to a
circular pedestal tomb. Height c2m. Two large fielded panels
(with no legible inscription) on sides. One large console bracket
with foliate and acanthus decoration on east side was once matched
by a similar bracket on the west side. Moulded capping with frieze
incorporating a frieze with swag decoration, tapering stone column
above with a large square mortice hole suggesting the column was
once greater in height or had a large finial. This column
represents the last remains of the features once in the grounds of
a tea drinking house known to have been in existence on this site
by 1784. The garden features include grottoes, a pavilion and a
Chinese temple. George III is known to have visited the tea rooms
and in the early C19 it was said to be one of the main attractions
of the village. The house and tea rooms were demolished c1900.
(V.C.H., Vol VIII, p71)

Listing NGR: SO9686224098

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