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Latitude: 51.8687 / 51°52'7"N
Longitude: -2.2476 / 2°14'51"W
OS Eastings: 383051
OS Northings: 218927
OS Grid: SO830189
Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.W05
Mapcode Global: VH94C.095B
Entry Name: Gazebo in South West Corner of Kings School Garden
Listing Date: 15 December 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245959
English Heritage Legacy ID: 472130
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1
Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate
Built-Up Area: Gloucester
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
844-1/8/54 Gazebo in south west corner of
King's School garden
Gazebo in south west corner of the grounds of the King's
School (qv), formerly the garden of the Bishop's Palace; early
to mid C18 for Bishop Benson (1734-52) in classical style;
originally built further to the north close to the west flank
of the of the cathedral precinct wall and rebuilt in 1988 on
present site following partial collapse of the precinct wall.
Dressed and carved stonework re-used, C20 or re-used brick in
side and rear walls, lead roof. A small, rectangular,
building, the east side open towards garden.
EXTERIOR: the open front framed by two fluted Roman Ionic
columns, entablature and pediment; the entablature returned
along the top of the brick side and rear walls, its pulvinated
frieze carved at each corner with laurel leaves; in the
tympanum of the pediment on the east side a central shield
carved with the arms of the Bishop Benson in a rococo frame
with flanking cornucopia spilling fruit carved in bold relief;
rear pediment with plain tympanum.
INTERIOR: rendered walls and ceiling, stone slab floor.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: SO8305118927
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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