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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235859
English Heritage Legacy ID: 426556
Location: Westonbirt with Lasborough, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL8
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
WESTONBIRT WITH A433
ST 88 NE
LASBOROUGH (off south side)
Series of garden terraces
to south of
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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