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The Shawms 7080

Short Description

This is a terraced garden on a sloping site, which was designed to take advantage of the situation adjacent to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. There remains a retaining wall of large square stones and there are numerous simple ball finials on squat piers. The house is built in a Voysey style, and has now been converted into flats.

  • House (featured building)
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  • Wall
  • Description: A retaining wall of large square stones.
  • Finial
  • Description: Numerous simple ball finials on squat piers.


The Shawms was built in 1905 for Henry John Bostock CBE by the architect Henry T Sandy. Mawson designed the garden in 1909. The house remained in the Bostock family until around 1961 after the death of Eleanora Bostock (Mrs Henry John Bostock).


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People


  • Oliver Gerrish