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Steps, Walls, Ornamental Vases and Sundial Forming Junction Between Rose Garden and North Lawn at Barrow Court

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

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Latitude: 51.4135 / 51°24'48"N

Longitude: -2.6997 / 2°41'59"W

OS Eastings: 351432

OS Northings: 168508

OS Grid: ST514685

Mapcode National: GBR JL.Q1MQ

Mapcode Global: VH88S.5Q3S

Entry Name: Steps, Walls, Ornamental Vases and Sundial Forming Junction Between Rose Garden and North Lawn at Barrow Court

Listing Date: 19 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33882

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


3/14 Steps, Walls, ornamental Vases and
Sundial forming junction between
rose garden and north lawn at Barrow

G.V. II*

Steps, Walls, ornamental Vases and Sundial. Circa 1890 by F. Inigo Thomas.
Coursed rubble to wall base and lower archway, ashlar dressings and copings,
ironwork railings. A series of stone steps up either side of a rusticated
archway over a semi-circular pond. At the top of the steps a viewing platform of
stone flags placed centrally on the north boundary axis path of the Rose Garden.
The archway has a lion's head spout whose water course links with the Lily Pond
(q.v.). The platform is enclosed on the north side by iron railings with urn
finials and wrought iron panels of Tijou derivation; 2 ornamental Vases are set
at each corner as the steps ascend: slim tapered necks and gadrooned bowls. The
Sundial is placed centrally on the platform: baluster shaped shaft with acanthus
carving and a copper plaque with missing shadow bar. These features together
with others comprise 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: ST5143268508

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