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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
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
901-1/0/10116 BATH ROAD
Ornamental Garden Alcove at
Long Fox Manor
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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