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Gazebo in South West Corner of Kings School Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245959

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472130

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Town: Gloucester

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

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Listing Text


GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
844-1/8/54 Gazebo in south west corner of
King's School garden

GV II

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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