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Boundary Wall and Railings to Main Road, Westbury Court Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8234 / 51°49'24"N

Longitude: -2.4096 / 2°24'34"W

OS Eastings: 371864

OS Northings: 213939

OS Grid: SO718139

Mapcode National: GBR FZ.WBX3

Mapcode Global: VH94G.5FZK

Plus Code: 9C3VRHFR+85

Entry Name: Boundary Wall and Railings to Main Road, Westbury Court Gardens

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354357

Location: Westbury-on-Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Westbury-on-Severn

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Westbury-on-Severn St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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11/279 Boundary wall and railings to main
road, Westbury Court Gardens


Boundary wall to garden, with clairvoyees; early C18, for Maynard
Colchester I and II. Ashlar stone, Flemish bond red brick,
wrought-iron. Wall about 2.lm high on garden side, 450mm thick.
Commencing with the gatepiers to the former house, they are square,
of rusticated ashlar, splayed plinth at ground level; moulded edge
to top, capped with stone, erect demi-lions. Main wall runs about
6m towards Gazebo to first clairvoyee, with plain, weathered stone
coping. clairvoyee framed by plain, ashlar stone piers, with
plain, moulded stone plinth: coping to wall sweeps up to piers
each side, with stone scroll above. Piers have wide projecting
moulded caps with stone pineapple finials on high bases. Between
piers a low random rubble wall: above iron screen, alternate bars
at an angle or twisted, ending in spikes above top rail: two main
bars with wrought-iron finials; curved flourishes at each end, and
a central twisted stay bar. Brick wall extends about a further
29m to second clairvoyee: last lm of wall appears to have been
rebuilt about 1970. Piers to second opening square, of
rusticated ashlar, on moulded stone cap to brick plinth: wide
projecting moulded cap, above square base and tall, decorative
stone urn. Coping to main wall turned up slightly to meet piers.
between piers base as first opening, screen of flat bars with
twisted tops, top rail sweeps up to piers at ends. Main bars at
each end and in centre with spiked tops with wrought-iron
decoration. Three twisted stays at back, down to top of sill wall.
Main wall extends about a further 28m to the Gazebo (q.v.): a
further 9m beyond appear to be of same date. Wall built as part of
Dutch water garden attached to Westbury Court (since demolished):
first section and clairvoyee built by 1704 for Maynard Colchester
I, second probably between 1715 and 1725 for his son. Gatepiers
probably built 1745 for latter, lions may have been carved by
Biswick of Bristol. (G. Jackson-Stops, Westbury Court Garden,
1975, revised 1984, for National Trust.)

Listing NGR: SO7186413939

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