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Series of Garden Terraces to South of Westonbirt House

A Grade II Listed Building in Westonbirt with Lasborough, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6042 / 51°36'15"N

Longitude: -2.1972 / 2°11'49"W

OS Eastings: 386440

OS Northings: 189501

OS Grid: ST864895

Mapcode National: GBR 1PB.9BW

Mapcode Global: VH95J.VYT3

Entry Name: Series of Garden Terraces to South of Westonbirt House

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426556

Location: Westonbirt with Lasborough, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL8

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Westonbirt with Lasborough

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Westonbirt with Lasborough

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

WESTONBIRT WITH A433
ST 88 NE
LASBOROUGH (off south side)
10/178
Series of garden terraces
to south of
Westonbirt House
GV
II

Series of ornamental terraced steps and walls dropping down through
5 flights of steps to circular pool with central fountain and
ornamental stone seat as southern terminal point. 1863-70, or
slightly later, possibly designed by Lewis Vulliamy in conjunction
with Westonbirt House (q.v.). Approximately half-way down the
retaining ashlar terrace walls fan out into 2 quadrants with small
square piers and with 4 large gadrooned ornamental urns matching
those on terrace immediately to south of house. Top terrace,
approximtely 85m long from wall of churchyard of Church of St.
Catherine (q.v.) on west, to flight of steps on east, has trefoil
pierced parapet on south side with moulded coping and polygonal end
piers with blind trefoil arcading and strapwork frieze below
shallow domed caps. Shell niches and strapwork stone ornament
curve from piers into centre and end steps. Stone seat to west
end, sheltered by semi-circular plain wall against wall of
churchyard. Integral part of formal setting of Westonbirt House.
(James Lees-Milne, Country Life Vol 151, 172)


Listing NGR: ST8644089501

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