GARDEN WALL AND STATUE TO EAST OF HIGHNAM COURT, RUNNING UP TO BILLIARD ROOM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1305671
Date first listed:
26-Nov-1986
Statutory Address:
GARDEN WALL AND STATUE TO EAST OF HIGHNAM COURT, RUNNING UP TO BILLIARD ROOM

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Location

Statutory Address:
GARDEN WALL AND STATUE TO EAST OF HIGHNAM COURT, RUNNING UP TO BILLIARD ROOM

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Tewkesbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Highnam
National Grid Reference:
SO 79390 19348

Details

HIGHNAM SO 7819-7919 9/31 Garden wall and statue to east of Highnam Court, running up to Billiard Room GV II Garden wall with gate and niche containing statue. Mid C19 for T. Gambier-Parry. English bond brickwork with ashlar dressings. Wall about 2.2 and 2.7m high, with plain stone capping. Wall extends about 4m from Billiard Room to east: square rusticated pier with moulded cap, gadrooned urn, matched opposite side gate. Between piers moulded stone surround with semi-circular head set in length of wall, wrought-iron double gates with infill over. Above scrolled broken pediment in stone, with mid C19 coat of arms in reconstructed stone (probably Pulhamite). To right of gateway vertical joint in brickwork, top of wall lowered, c100mm offset in face, about 9m from Billiard Room. Semi-circular niche about 6.5m further east, moulded surround, half-dome, wall swept up above. Interior up one stone step, C17 stone statue of Hercules, on square base, with club and lion skin. Wall continues a further llm to a rusticated pier. First part of wall and gateway C17, second part C19, largely back wall of conservatory, since demolished. Statue thought to have been originally in niche on south face of house. (A. Oswald, article in Country Life, CVII, 1950; Gloucs. R.O., D 2586, Highnam Memoranda)

Listing NGR: SO7939019348

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
134322
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1950)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 16 Gloucestershire,

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: 28 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12246/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian F. Squires. Source Historic England Archive
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