Wotton House / Entrance Gates And Screen Across East Front Of Wotton House, With Gazebo And Walls To Pavilions

23 Aug 2002
Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0SB
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Entrance Gates And Screen Across East Front Of Wotton House, With Gazebo And Walls To Pavilions, Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0SB
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/163 Entrance gates and screen across E. front of Wotton House, with gazebo and walls to Pavilions 25.10.51 (formerly listed under Wotton House)


Entrance gates, screen and gazebo. Early C18. Ironwork by Thomas Robinson. Screen in front of forecourt has ashlar dwarf walls and piers, and wrought iron railings, the centre part bowed to east with curved walls flanking group of 3 wrought iron gates. Low ashlar walls connect screen with Clock and South Pavilions. These walls and dwarf walls have moulded panels, broad pilasters, and moulded bases and cornices.

8 tall square piers have similar panels, bases and cornices, and also finely carved stone urn finials and side pilasters topped with elaborate carved scrolls. Railings have standard panels with scroll ornament and crests. Scrolled frieze and crest to overthrow of central carriage gates. Narrow pedestrian gates have semi-circular heads with radiating ornament and are set between railings with similar overthrow. Screen continues infront of Pavilions in form of brick wall with ashlar coping, the N. part with wrought iron railings. Attached to N. end, in garden of Clock Pavilion, is small gazebo of brick with stone quoins, coved wooden cornice, and flat roof. 2-panelled door in moulded stone architrave surround with cornice. Louvred window with segmental head.

Screen is an important part of the formal composition of Wotton House.

Listing NGR: SP6859916214


This is part of the Series: IOE\Shaw_Stewart Martin IOE Records for Shaw, Stewart Martin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Stewart Martin Shaw. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Shaw, Stewart Martin

Rights Holder: Shaw, Stewart Martin


Ashlar, Brick, Wrought Iron, Stuart Garden Screen, Georgian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Agriculture And Subsistence, Gate, Unassigned, Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier, Gazebo, Garden Building, Pavilion, Arch, Railings