Helen Thomas – Seeking Semi-Circular Pergolas
Please can anyone help?
Early C20 gardens abound with pergolas and semi-circular features, but to my surprise I am failing to find examples of semi-circular pergolas.
Research, as a member of the Isle of Wight Gardens Trust, has revealed remaining evidence of such a pergola, with square random coursed stone piers centred on a circular pool in the former grounds of a gentleman’s residence. The outer diameter of the pergola was c30m and, from OS and photographic evidence, the features and layout date from between c1909 and 1928.
I may have missed some obvious examples, but if anyone can provide any information on semi-circular pergolas of similar date for comparison I would be very grateful.
Helen Thomas GHS Member