Helen Thomas – Seeking Semi-Circular Pergolas

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by Helen Thomas

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

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