The yew walk and rose garden were his creations, the former as an evocation of the antiquity of the site. The rectangular and semi-circular pools existed in their current position in the 1760s and other documents in the archive suggest that Dawber either modified his plan to recreate the past or uncovered the remains of the pools.
The round pond in the wood is a more likely location for the 'drained pool' in Eliot's poem. It can be reached through the wood from the yew walk and is surrounded by a circle of straggly yews, possibly a hedge previously, and hence mistaken for box. The trees still cast dappled shade on the concrete that does make it look very like water.
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