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Latitude: 51.413 / 51°24'46"N
Longitude: -2.6981 / 2°41'53"W
OS Eastings: 351543
OS Northings: 168455
OS Grid: ST515684
Mapcode National: GBR JL.Q804
Mapcode Global: VH88S.5RY4
Entry Name: Temple, Exedra and Linking East Boundary Wall of Formal Garden at Barrow Court
Listing Date: 19 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1129170
English Heritage Legacy ID: 33878
Location: Barrow Gurney, North Somerset, BS48
County: North Somerset
Civil Parish: Barrow Gurney
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 56 NW BARROW GURNEY C.P. BARROW COURT LANE (west side)
3/10 Temple, Exedra and linking east
Boundary Wall of formal garden at
Temple, Exedra and Garden Wall. Circa 1890 by F. Inigo Thomas. Rubble to
Garden Wall with dressed stone coping, ashlar to piers and architectural features
of both garden structures, stone slates to roof of Temple. The Temple is a
tetrastyle Doric loggia with a hipped roof and ridge ball finials which gives on
to a square courtyard, walled on the east and west and leading via 3 semi-
circular steps down to the formal east axis of the garden. At each side of the
steps are curving quadrant balustraded walls and tall Gatepiers, 2.5 metres high
with acanthus cornices, ball finials and fruit swagged scrolls on the wall
abutments. The Exedra is a semi-circular recess in the Boundary Wall with ball
finials to the rear wall and 2 tall piers, 3 metres high, with attached columns
with composite capitals, deeply projecting entablatures and vast urn finials with
fruit and flower swags. The piers also have large volutes extending from the
entablature to the wall. The recess has an aluminium statue of a winged female
figure of 1921 by ? A. Klein. These features together with several others
comprise a fine formal garden layout by Thomas for Henry Martin Gibbs; it is
included in the Historic Gardens Register : Part 1 Avon. (Country Life,
18 January 1902, R. Cooke, West Country Houses, 1957).
Listing NGR: ST5154368455
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