GATEPIERS, GATES AND SERIES OF 12 PILLARS FORMING WEST BOUNDARY WALL OF GARDEN AT BARROW COURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1129171
Date first listed:
31-Mar-1978
Statutory Address:
GATEPIERS, GATES AND SERIES OF 12 PILLARS FORMING WEST BOUNDARY WALL OF GARDEN AT BARROW COURT, BARROW COURT LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GATEPIERS, GATES AND SERIES OF 12 PILLARS FORMING WEST BOUNDARY WALL OF GARDEN AT BARROW COURT, BARROW COURT LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Flax Bourton
National Grid Reference:
ST 51386 68560

Details

ST 56 NW BARROW GURNEY C.P. BARROW COURT LANE (west side)

3/11 Gatepiers, Gates and series of 12 Pillars forming west boundary 31.3.78 wall of formal garden at Barrow Court

G.V. II*

Gatepiers, Gates and 12 Pillars collectively known as the Twelve Months of the Year. Circa 1890 by F. Inigo Thomas. Rubble to base of curving quadrant walls which form the semi-circular enclosure, ashlar coping, gatepiers and piers, ironwork railings. 6 terms, 2 metres high to either side of central Gatepiers. Each term has a moulded base and develops into the bust of a woman depicting a month of the year: the month is carved in letters below each bosom which is decorated with foliage sprays. Tall Gatepiers, 3 metres high with moulded cornices and elaborate swagged urn finials. Winged lions to railing abutments. Simple railings between the 12 months, ornate 2-leaf gates with Tijou inspired wrought iron lyre panels. This grand feature appears to project into the adjoining civil parish of Flax Bourton. Together with several other architectural features it comprises a fine formal garden layout designed by Thomas for Henry Martin Gibbs; it is included in the Historic Gardens Register : Part 1 Avon. (Country Life, 18 January 1902, R. Cooke, West Country Houses, 1957).

Listing NGR: ST5138668560

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
33879
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cooke, R, West Country Houses, (1957)
'Country Life' in 18 January, (1902)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic interest in England, Part 1 Avon,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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