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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
Entry Name: Pyramid in Grounds of Stanway House, About 300 Metres to the East
Listing Date: 7 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303832
English Heritage Legacy ID: 134914
Location: Stanway, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL54
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
In the entry for:
STANWAY STANWAY VILLAGE
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)
STANWAY STANWAY VILLAGE
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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