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

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

List entry Number: 1305671

Location

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

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Highnam

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1986

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 134322

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List entry Description

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History

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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

Selected 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,

National Grid Reference: SO 79390 19348

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