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Pyramid in Grounds of Stanway House, About 300 Metres to the East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stanway, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9902 / 51°59'24"N

Longitude: -1.9075 / 1°54'27"W

OS Eastings: 406446

OS Northings: 232422

OS Grid: SP064324

Mapcode National: GBR 3MQ.4KH

Mapcode Global: VHB1D.W7FM

Plus Code: 9C3WX3RR+3X

Entry Name: Pyramid in Grounds of Stanway House, About 300 Metres to the East

Listing Date: 7 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134914

ID on this website: 101303832

Location: Stanway, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Stanway

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Toddington, Stanway and Didbrook and Hailes

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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In the entry for:

SP 06 32 - 0732
13/128 Pyramid in grounds of
Stanway House, about
300m to the east

the grade shall be amended to read: Grade II* (star)


SP 0632-0732
13/128 Pyramid in grounds of Stanway
House, about 300m to the east
Ornamental garden building. 1750 for Robert Tracy (datestone).
Ashlar masonry. Square building. Towards house: moulded
plinth, rusticated quoins to corners; central opening with semi-
circular head, balustrade across bottom, widely spaced iron glazing
bars: rusticated quoins to jambs, extending up into rusticated
panel over of same width framing plaque. Moulded cornice,
blocking course, gadrooned urn finials at corners, steep square,
stone pyramid above with swept foot.
Interior, room reduced to octagon with 4 semi-circular recesses,
shell in head; openings to 4 main sides, balustrade only across
east and west ones. Above level of removed ceiling double fins in
corners, carrying circular cone, rubble stone lower part, brick
above. Built as memorial to John Tracy (latin inscription on
plaque), at top of cascade: cascade removed mid C19. Forms group
with House (q.v.).
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, 1970; Lord Neidpath,
Stanway House, 1984)

Listing NGR: SP0644632422

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