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Ornamental Garden Alcove at Long Fox Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4288 / 51°25'43"N

Longitude: -2.5303 / 2°31'49"W

OS Eastings: 363228

OS Northings: 170116

OS Grid: ST632701

Mapcode National: GBR CQV.JN

Mapcode Global: VH88W.3B5Z

Entry Name: Ornamental Garden Alcove at Long Fox Manor

Listing Date: 10 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488323

Location: Bristol, BS4

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Brislington East

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Brislington St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/0/10116 BATH ROAD
10-JAN-02 Brislington
Ornamental Garden Alcove at
Long Fox Manor

II

Garden alcove. C.1820. Designer unknown. Pennant stone with Sarsen stones, cast iron railings. Alcove or shelter comprises a curved wall of rough masonry with a roof of large lengths of Pennant stone, carried by a rough column with capping. Circular viewing platform above is reached via a winding slope (to north) and winding steps (to south), and has a rough stone bench ornamented with Sarsen stones, placed horseshoe-like around a rough table made from a large piece of Pennant stone; in front are low railings of cast iron. HISTORY: this alcove and platform stands in the grounds of Brislington House, the first purpose-built lunatic asylum to be opened in the country, by Dr Edward Fox. This garden structure, characteristic of Regency pleasure grounds, exemplifies the humane approach taken towards patients here. The structure stands within grounds that are included upon the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

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