STONE SURROUND TO T SHAPED POND

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1135662

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1952

Statutory Address: STONE SURROUND TO T SHAPED POND, BRAMHAM PARK

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: STONE SURROUND TO T SHAPED POND, BRAMHAM PARK

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

District: Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

National Grid Reference: SE 40636 41202

Summary

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History

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Details

BARWICK IN ELMET AND SCHOLES BRAMHAM PARK SE44SW LS23 Stone surround to 8/18 2.9.52

GV I

Retaining walls of T-shaped pond or canal. Begun 1728 possibly to a design by John Wood the Elder for Robert Benson. Ashlar and earth banks. T-shaped. Only the cross piece of the "T", that nearest the house, has stone retaining walls with angled chamfered coping. The long length of the canal has earth-banks with neatly-clipped turf to encourage water fowl to use the water, they apparently do not use the other ponds bound entirely by stone and the leaving of this section, which lies within the parish of Barwick-in-Elmet, with earth- banks seems to be an original part of the scheme of the elaborate geometrical layout much of which survives from Wood's plan of 1725-28. The majority of the canal is in the civil parish of Bramham cum Oglethorpe (q.v.).

Illustrated in G. Lane Fox, Bramham Park (guide-book, 1985),p6. Mentioned in English Heritage, Register of Parks and Gardens, Grade I C. Hussey, English Gardens and Landscapes, 1700-50, (1967). N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding, (1974) p142.

Listing NGR: SE4063641202

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 342144

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hussey, C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, (1967)
Lane Fox, G , Bramham Park Guide Book, (1985), 6
Pevsner, N, Radcliffe, E, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The West Riding, (1967), 142
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 45 West Yorkshire,

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