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Latitude: 52.649 / 52°38'56"N
Longitude: -3.1583 / 3°9'29"W
OS Eastings: 321731
OS Northings: 306322
OS Grid: SJ217063
Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.6C26
Mapcode Global: WH79P.GP83
Entry Name: Stone Vase on East Bank of gardens at Powis Castle
Listing Date: 29 February 1996
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16788
Building Class: Defence
Location: The vase is set in a clearing among the trees of the E bank, towards the E boundary of the garden, and on a major axis with the main castle building.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Locality: Powis Castle
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
History: Little appears to be known about the origins of this vase: the wilderness garden which forms its setting was laid out in the 1770's, but the vase may have its origins elsewhere in the gardens, and it is possible that it was intended for the Baroque water garden (largely completed by 1705) that occupied the flat land at the base of the garden terraces. The Bucks' Perspective View of Powis Castle' of 1742 certainly shows a pair of vases or fountains of similar form.
Description: Stone. A wide shallow basin is supported on a fluted stem, carried on an oval base with moulded panels.
The vase forms an eye-catcher at its prominent position aligned with the central axis of the castle, and is a fine example of garden sculpture.
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