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Dam and Cascade to Lake at Gilston Park 500 Metres South East of House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gilston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7939 / 51°47'37"N

Longitude: 0.0943 / 0°5'39"E

OS Eastings: 544530

OS Northings: 212653

OS Grid: TL445126

Mapcode National: GBR LD9.DPF

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.L57N

Entry Name: Dam and Cascade to Lake at Gilston Park 500 Metres South East of House

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175776

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159920

Location: Gilston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM20

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Gilston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Gilston with Eastwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)

9/6 Dam and Cascade to lake
at Gilston Park 500
- metres SE of house

- II

Dam and cascade. About 1851 remodelling of dam of an early C19
ornamental lake, by P C Hardwick for John Hodgson Esq, in the
park of Gilston Park. Overflow in centre now in the form of a
naturalistic waterfall or cascade over a high cliff of artificial
stone, similar to the grotto in the conservatory at Gilston Park
added in 1887 by A W Blomfield for E S Bowlby Esq. The dam was
used to drive an electric turbine c1902, the foundations of which
are to the S of the cascade. An historic garden feature and an
early use of artificial stonework. Adaptation for generating
electricity in 1902 of technological interest.

Listing NGR: TL4452312659

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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