EAST AND WEST COURTS AND LINKING SOUTH BOUNDARY WALL OF FORMAL GARDEN AT BARROW COURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1320932
Date first listed:
19-Jan-1987
Statutory Address:
EAST AND WEST COURTS AND LINKING SOUTH BOUNDARY WALL OF FORMAL GARDEN AT BARROW COURT, BARROW COURT LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
EAST AND WEST COURTS AND LINKING SOUTH BOUNDARY WALL OF FORMAL GARDEN AT BARROW COURT, BARROW COURT LANE

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

District:
North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Barrow Gurney
National Grid Reference:
ST 51392 68524

Details

ST 56 NW BARROW GURNEY C.P. BARROW COURT LANE (west side)

3/12 East and West Courts and linking south Boundary Wall of formal garden at Barrow Court

G.V. II*

2 walled Courts and Garden Wall. Circa 1890 by F. Inigo Thomas. Squared and coursed rubble to Courtyard walls, rubble to Garden Wall both with dressed stone copings. Ashlar quoins and archways to Courts, iron railings. Each Court gives access through round-arched entrances to the North Lawn and the cross axis path along the north boundary of the Rose Garden. The arches to the East Court have simple roll mouldings and hipped Lutyens-style caps; those to the West Court are more ornate with foliage friezes, attached Ionic pilasters and bracketted keystones. South wall of East Court has lean-to stone tiled canopy on carved wooden brackets and east wall has inset ashlar panel with carved cartouche:and fruit and flower swags in high relief, below which is a plank settle with hood and ashlar table on large balusters. South and west walls of West Court have a continuous settle sheltered by a wooden round-arched loggia of Jacobean derivation. Both courts have ramped walls up to archways with simple iron railings between and corner obelisk finials, also 12 steps down to Lawn. Linking Boundary Wall doubles as churchyard wall on east and Rose Garden wall on south and west sides. These features together with several others comprise a fine formal garden layout designed by Thomas for Henry Martin Gibbs; it is included in the Historic Gardens Register : Part 1 Avon. (Country Life, 18 January 1902, R. Cooke, West Country Houses, 1957).

Listing NGR: ST5139268524

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
33880
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cooke, R, West Country Houses, (1957)
'Country Life' in 18 January, (1902)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic interest in England, Part 1 Avon,

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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