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Gatepiers, Gates and Series of 12 Pillars Forming West Boundary Wall of Garden at Barrow Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Flax Bourton, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.414 / 51°24'50"N

Longitude: -2.7004 / 2°42'1"W

OS Eastings: 351386

OS Northings: 168560

OS Grid: ST513685

Mapcode National: GBR JL.Q1G2

Mapcode Global: VH88S.4QRF

Entry Name: Gatepiers, Gates and Series of 12 Pillars Forming West Boundary Wall of Garden at Barrow Court

Listing Date: 31 March 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33879

Location: Flax Bourton, North Somerset, BS48

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Flax Bourton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


3/11 Gatepiers, Gates and series of
12 Pillars forming west boundary
31.3.78 wall of formal garden at Barrow

G.V. II*

Gatepiers, Gates and 12 Pillars collectively known as the Twelve Months of the
Year. Circa 1890 by F. Inigo Thomas. Rubble to base of curving quadrant walls
which form the semi-circular enclosure, ashlar coping, gatepiers and piers,
ironwork railings. 6 terms, 2 metres high to either side of central Gatepiers.
Each term has a moulded base and develops into the bust of a woman depicting a
month of the year: the month is carved in letters below each bosom which is
decorated with foliage sprays. Tall Gatepiers, 3 metres high with moulded
cornices and elaborate swagged urn finials. Winged lions to railing abutments.
Simple railings between the 12 months, ornate 2-leaf gates with Tijou inspired
wrought iron lyre panels. This grand feature appears to project into the
adjoining civil parish of Flax Bourton. Together with several other architectural
features it comprises a fine formal garden layout designed 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: ST5138668560

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