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Borrowcop Pavilion

A Grade II Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6752 / 52°40'30"N

Longitude: -1.8182 / 1°49'5"W

OS Eastings: 412388

OS Northings: 308622

OS Grid: SK123086

Mapcode National: GBR 4DV.93Q

Mapcode Global: WHCGW.10GZ

Plus Code: 9C4WM5GJ+3P

Entry Name: Borrowcop Pavilion

Listing Date: 6 March 1970

Last Amended: 17 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382656

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Built-Up Area: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield St Michael and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


SK10NW HILLSIDE, Borrowcop Hill
1094-1/3/239 (West side (off))
06/03/70 Borrowcop Pavilion
(Formerly Listed as:
Observation Pavilion)


Pavilion. c1800, restored 1980s. Brick with pyramidal tile
roof. Square structure with 2 round arches to each side.
Cogged brick cornice, and ball finial to roof. Arches have
square brick piers and pilasters, and narrow imposts to proud
brick arches. INTERIOR has spine wall with bench to each side
and embossed-tile paving; renewed roof timbers. There may have
been an Anglo-Saxon fortification on this site, which is also
the traditional site of the graves of 3 Christian kings who
were killed in battle with King Penda, AD 288, and appear on
the city seal. The present structure, built by 1804, replaces
one built c1750, which probably replaced a C17 structure
called the Temple. The hill was a place for walks and other
entertainments; there is an extensive view of Lichfield.
(Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W:
Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.7, 163).

Listing NGR: SK1238808622

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

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