SPRING HEAD AND POOL CIRCA 150 METRES WEST OF THE STABLES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1304279

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1990

Statutory Address: SPRING HEAD AND POOL CIRCA 150 METRES WEST OF THE STABLES, PAINSWICK HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address: SPRING HEAD AND POOL CIRCA 150 METRES WEST OF THE STABLES, PAINSWICK HOUSE

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud (District Authority)

Parish: Painswick

National Grid Reference: SO 86249 10560

Summary

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History

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Details

PAINSWICK PAINSWICK HOUSE SO 8610/8710 6/260 Spring head and pool, c.150 m west of The Stables GV II* Indicated on SO 8610 as Swimming Pool. Plunge bath or pool and spring head. c.1750 possibly by Thomas Robins. Spring head is an alcove in dry-stone squared limestone rubble with arched recess c.2 m wide and 0.80 m deep supported by walling c.4 m wide and 2 m high to unfinished top; the spring emerges in a stone trough to a small oval basin, from here water is piped to a pool c.5 m x 3 m in ashlar with weathered copings and an inlet recess at the north end, all within a brick 'container' c.7 m x 4 m; between the pool edge and the larger enclosure there are remains of what might have been column bases. There are steps into the pool, 2 above and 4 below water level, and a series of 2:2:1 brass rings (one appears to be missing). One of a group of garden elements in an important surviving rococo ensemble. (Mowl, T and White, R; Thomas Robins at Painswick, Jnl of Garden History, Vol 4, no 2).

Listing NGR: SO8624810558

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 133447

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Garden History' in Garden History, ()
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 16 Gloucestershire,

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