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Stone Surround to T Shaped Pond

A Grade I Listed Building in Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8655 / 53°51'55"N

Longitude: -1.3835 / 1°23'0"W

OS Eastings: 440636

OS Northings: 441202

OS Grid: SE406412

Mapcode National: GBR LRSR.82

Mapcode Global: WHDBD.Q3CH

Entry Name: Stone Surround to T Shaped Pond

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342144

Location: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barwick

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


Stone surround to


Retaining walls of T-shaped pond or canal. Begun 1728 possibly to a design
by John Wood the Elder for Robert Benson. Ashlar and earth banks. T-shaped.
Only the cross piece of the "T", that nearest the house, has stone retaining
walls with angled chamfered coping. The long length of the canal has earth-banks
with neatly-clipped turf to encourage water fowl to use the water, they
apparently do not use the other ponds bound entirely by stone and the leaving
of this section, which lies within the parish of Barwick-in-Elmet, with earth-
banks seems to be an original part of the scheme of the elaborate geometrical
layout much of which survives from Wood's plan of 1725-28.
The majority of the canal is in the civil parish of Bramham cum Oglethorpe (q.v.).

Illustrated in G. Lane Fox, Bramham Park (guide-book, 1985),p6.
Mentioned in English Heritage, Register of Parks and Gardens, Grade I
C. Hussey, English Gardens and Landscapes, 1700-50, (1967).
N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (1974) p142.

Listing NGR: SE4063641202

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