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Retaining Wall and Steps,15 Yards South of Leyhill

A Grade II Listed Building in Tortworth, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6302 / 51°37'48"N

Longitude: -2.4446 / 2°26'40"W

OS Eastings: 369321

OS Northings: 192474

OS Grid: ST693924

Mapcode National: GBR JX.8KST

Mapcode Global: VH87Y.K9Z3

Entry Name: Retaining Wall and Steps,15 Yards South of Leyhill

Listing Date: 5 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312521

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34736

Location: Tortworth, South Gloucestershire, GL12

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tortworth

Built-Up Area: Leyhill Prison

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tortworth St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


1/139 Retaining Wall and Steps, 15
yards south of Leyhill

Retaining wall to a terrace and flanking flights of steps. Circa 1850 by
S.S. Teulon. Coursed rubble retaining wall approximately 6 feet high, with
ashlar saddleback coping. Buttresses at intervals with squat ashlar uprights
supporting ball finials. Flight of 9 steps and flanking walls at either end of
the wall which extends the whole length of the terrace immediately south of
Leyhill. At the east end the wall has a pierced quatrefoil parapet, as it
returns northwards to the gatehouse wall. (The Builder, 19.10.1853 and

Listing NGR: ST6932192474

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