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Retaining Wall and Steps,60 Yards to South of Leyhill

A Grade II Listed Building in Tortworth, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6299 / 51°37'47"N

Longitude: -2.4447 / 2°26'41"W

OS Eastings: 369312

OS Northings: 192439

OS Grid: ST693924

Mapcode National: GBR JX.8KRT

Mapcode Global: VH87Y.K9XB

Entry Name: Retaining Wall and Steps,60 Yards to South of Leyhill

Listing Date: 5 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34737

Location: Tortworth, South Gloucestershire, GL12

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tortworth

Built-Up Area: Leyhill Prison

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tortworth St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


1/140 Retaining Wall and Steps, 60
yards to south of Leyhill

Retaining wall to terrace and central steps. Circa 1850 by S.S. Teulon; the
steps are C20. Coursed rubble retaining wall approximately 6 feet high with
ashlar saddleback coping. Buttresses at intervals with squat uprights, which
formerly supported ball finials and which now, at the centre and the ends, carry
heraldic supporters. Central flight of 10 steps with flanking walls. The wall
extends the whole length of the south terrace which was formerly a formal
garden. (The Builder, 19.10.1853 and 19.11.1853; Country Life, 13.5.1899).

Listing NGR: ST6931292439

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