STEPS, WALLS, ORNAMENTAL VASES AND SUNDIAL FORMING JUNCTION BETWEEN ROSE GARDEN AND NORTH LAWN AT BARROW COURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1129173
Date first listed:
19-Jan-1987
Statutory Address:
STEPS, WALLS, ORNAMENTAL VASES AND SUNDIAL FORMING JUNCTION BETWEEN ROSE GARDEN AND NORTH LAWN AT BARROW COURT, BARROW COURT LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
STEPS, WALLS, ORNAMENTAL VASES AND SUNDIAL FORMING JUNCTION BETWEEN ROSE GARDEN AND NORTH LAWN 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:
Barrow Gurney
National Grid Reference:
ST 51432 68508

Details

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

3/14 Steps, Walls, ornamental Vases and Sundial forming junction between rose garden and north lawn at Barrow Court

G.V. II*

Steps, Walls, ornamental Vases and Sundial. Circa 1890 by F. Inigo Thomas. Coursed rubble to wall base and lower archway, ashlar dressings and copings, ironwork railings. A series of stone steps up either side of a rusticated archway over a semi-circular pond. At the top of the steps a viewing platform of stone flags placed centrally on the north boundary axis path of the Rose Garden. The archway has a lion's head spout whose water course links with the Lily Pond (q.v.). The platform is enclosed on the north side by iron railings with urn finials and wrought iron panels of Tijou derivation; 2 ornamental Vases are set at each corner as the steps ascend: slim tapered necks and gadrooned bowls. The Sundial is placed centrally on the platform: baluster shaped shaft with acanthus carving and a copper plaque with missing shadow bar. These features together with others comprise 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: ST5143268508

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
33882
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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