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Bath House, Reservoir and Conduit South South West of Heythrop House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heythrop, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9321 / 51°55'55"N

Longitude: -1.4738 / 1°28'25"W

OS Eastings: 436278

OS Northings: 226086

OS Grid: SP362260

Mapcode National: GBR 6SW.S81

Mapcode Global: VHBZ9.DPRQ

Entry Name: Bath House, Reservoir and Conduit South South West of Heythrop House

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477296

Location: Heythrop, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Heythrop

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Heythrop

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Bath House, reservoir and conduit SSW of Heythrop House
Bath house and reservoir and linking conduit. Early C18; probably circa 1710 by Thomas Archer, for the Duke of shrewsbury. Dressed stone and ashlar. Small square single-cell building with dressed stone quoins, corbelled stone roof with gabled front and hipped at back; and large occulus on SW and SE sides. The NW side is blind and there is a plain doorway on the NE side. The interior is lined in ashlar, the occuli with segmental rear-arches and deep cills forming seats. Immediately to the NE there is a small ashlar-edged and lined reservoir, polygonally kite-shaped on plan, fed from a spring, and from which a linking conduit passes, under a garden path, to the bath house.
The bath house, reservoir, and nearby screen ((qv) item 10001) are features in this very early example of a naturalistic garden. SOURCE
Victoria County History, vol.11, p.135.

Listing NGR: SP3627826086

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