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Temple, Exedra and Linking East Boundary Wall of Formal Garden at Barrow Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barrow Gurney, North Somerset

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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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text


3/10 Temple, Exedra and linking east
Boundary Wall of formal garden at
Barrow Court

G.V. II*

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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