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A Grade II* Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7188 / 51°43'7"N

Longitude: -1.9825 / 1°58'56"W

OS Eastings: 401307

OS Northings: 202235

OS Grid: SP013022

Mapcode National: GBR 2PL.3MQ

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.L295

Plus Code: 9C3WP299+G2

Entry Name: Hexagon

Listing Date: 14 June 1948

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365106

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/3/358 Hexagon


Park building. c1736, designed by Lord Bathurst. Limestone
ashlar with vermiculated dressings; rear wall of limestone
rubble. Welsh slate roof with limestone ball finial at apex.
The building is in plan an irregular hexagon with the rear
wall slightly wider than the others.
Single storey with round-headed openings with vermiculated
rusticated surrounds and impost blocks to 3 front faces and
similar blocked openings to left and right. Ashlar stylobate,
band course and cornice with single bold cyma recta moulding;
ashlar blocking course. The entire building is raised on a
plinth approximately 3' high and projecting approximately 5'
around building with ashlar retaining wall with shallow plinth
and stone coping; 5 steps up to centre front.
INTERIOR has been stripped of plaster and has no ceiling.
Concrete screed floor. C20 iron benches in round-headed niche
in rear wall and blocked arches to left and right. C20 roof
The Hexagon appears on Rudder's plan of 1779 as the meeting
place of 3 rides and 3 smaller walks and then enjoyed views of
the Horse Temple (qv - now moved) and Hartley's Temple (now
gone). The 2 arches to left and right were possibly blocked
when the Broad Ride was extended eastwards past the Hexagon
after l779.
(Rudder S: The History and Antiquities of Cirencester (Plan of
park): Cirencester: 1780-; EH Gardens Register: Gloucester:
Grade I: London: 1986-).

Listing NGR: SP0130702235

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