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Doric Screen Garden Walls Terrace and Parterre Curb North of Bishton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colwich, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7854 / 52°47'7"N

Longitude: -1.9662 / 1°57'58"W

OS Eastings: 402374

OS Northings: 320865

OS Grid: SK023208

Mapcode National: GBR 39Z.7QX

Mapcode Global: WHBF2.R8W0

Entry Name: Doric Screen Garden Walls Terrace and Parterre Curb North of Bishton Hall

Listing Date: 21 June 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446850

Location: Colwich, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Civil Parish: Colwich

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Colwich St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 02 SW
Doric Screen, garden walls, terrace
and parterre curb north of Bishton

Garden screen, terrace, walls and parterre. Circa 1840's. Architect not known. Pink sandstone
ashlar. Comprising a screen on the north side with a summerhouse at the centre, in the form
ofa Greek Doric hexastyle apteral temple, and flanking porticos, distyle in antis; in front of the
screen there is a terrace with vases and steps down to a formal garden with low boundary walls
and an elaborately shaped parterre at the centre with large moulded curb stones. The parterre
has been converted to a fish pond. The summerhouse is a finely detailed Greek Doric temple;
inside it is semi-circular and ashlar lined with pilastered walls with niches and a stone bench.
Note: The screen might have been built to screen the gardens from the nearby Trent Valley
Railway Line, which was built in 1845-7.

Listing NGR: SK0237420865

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

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