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The Walled Garden, Walls Portals and Sculpture 5 Metres North East of Chinese Temple, Chinese Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Biddulph, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1294 / 53°7'45"N

Longitude: -2.1618 / 2°9'42"W

OS Eastings: 389271

OS Northings: 359148

OS Grid: SJ892591

Mapcode National: GBR 12T.SBJ

Mapcode Global: WHBC7.RLRS

Entry Name: The Walled Garden, Walls Portals and Sculpture 5 Metres North East of Chinese Temple, Chinese Garden

Listing Date: 20 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275224

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST8

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Biddulph

Built-Up Area: Biddulph

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Biddulph St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8927 5914
7/19 The Walled Garden, walls
- portals and sculpture
5m north-east of Chinese
Temple, Chinese Garden


Ornamental garden building : walled garden, portals and sculpture.
1848-1860, by John Bateman. Rock-faced coursed stone; chisel dressed
to portals. Semi-circular retaining wall of approximately 1Om diameter
and 1.5m high. Built against embankment with double-headed Chinese,
block-constructed portals at either end. Life-size, painted plaster
sculpture of Brahmin Cow placed over wall at centre of semi-circle
(shown with canopy cover in Country Life article of 1905); 2 serpent
forms are cut into the lawn in front of the retaining wall. Forms
part of Chinese Garden perambulation - the rather ridiculous animal
forms are typical of Bateman's sense of humour, as seen also in the
Tea House (q.v.). The cow was made on the site by the sculptor,
Waterhouse Hawkins.

Listing NGR: SJ8927159148

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