OBELISK POND AND THE GREAT CASCADE APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES SOUTH OF BRAMHAM PARK HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1300743
Date first listed:
30-Mar-1966
Date of most recent amendment:
23-Jul-1991
Statutory Address:
OBELISK POND AND THE GREAT CASCADE APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES SOUTH OF BRAMHAM PARK HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
OBELISK POND AND THE GREAT CASCADE APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES SOUTH OF BRAMHAM PARK HOUSE

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Bramham cum Oglethorpe
National Grid Reference:
SE 40994 41492

Details

In the entry for the following:

BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE BRAMHAM PARK SE4041 LS23 7/43 Obelisk Pond approx. 30.3.66 300 metres south of Bramham Park House (formerly listed as Obelisk Pond)

GV I

The address shall be amended to read:

SE041 BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE BRAMHAM PARK LS23 7/43 Obelisk Pond and the Great Cascade approx. 300 metres south of Bramham Park House (formerly listed as Obelisk Pond)

GV I

and the first sentence of the description shall be amended to read: Formal Pond with 2 stone basins feeding it on the west side and cascades with 3 further basins on the south side, and the Great Cascade to the south. and the following sentences shall be added at the end of the description. Beyond to the south the Great Cascade. This structure has 12 steps or waterfalls and is 4.8 metres wide and 46 metres in length. The cascade was partly destroyed and grassed over probably in the late C18 and recently uncovered. (July 1991).

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BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE BRAMHAM PARK SE4041 LS23 Obelisk Pond approx. 7/43 30.3.66 300 metres south of Bramham Park house (Formerly listed as Obelisk Pond)

GV I

Formal pond with 2 stone basins feeding it on the west side and cascades with 3 further basins on the south side. Probably by John Wood of Bath, 1724-5. Retaining walls and surrounds of magnesian limestone, mostly dressed with vermiculated panels and banded piers. The principal pond is rectangular, in the line of the long vista from the Chapel at the north end to the Temple and Obelisk at the south end (these 2 latter in Barwick in Elmet CP, q.v.), raised about 2 metres above the level of a natural depression in this vista, and it is fed from a large fan-shaped pond on the west side, which has a broad stem from which a small cascade channels the flow through 2 smaller interconnected ponds, waisted for a bridge between them. Outward flow to the south is subterranean, through terraces on 3 levels and 3 formal ponds of diminishing size, the topmost with a rectangular pond flanked by 2 descending flights of steps, the middle one with steps on the west side and a ramp on the east side leading to a lower grassed terrace with a segmental pond fed by 2 dragon head spouts in a wall with 3 piers; the lower terrace has similarly decorated retaining wall, broken in the centre by a smaller cascade flanked by 2 broad flights of steps. On the north side of the principal pond is a parterre (identified as "semitropical garden" on survey of garden by Detmar Blow), with sloped side walls to ramped paths on each side, and at the inner end 3 piers, with dragon head spouts between them.

Listing NGR: SE4099441492

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
342204
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 45 West Yorkshire,

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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Date: 12 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08570/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H. Garbutt. Source Historic England Archive
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