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SPRING HEAD AND POOL CIRCA 150 METRES WEST OF THE STABLES

List Entry Summary

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

Name: SPRING HEAD AND POOL CIRCA 150 METRES WEST OF THE STABLES

List entry Number: 1304279

Location

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

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Painswick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1990

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 133447

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List entry Description

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SO 86249 10560

Map

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