Garden Wall Attached Summerhouse And Privy At Kelmscott Manor

20 Sep 2003
Garden Wall Attached Summerhouse And Privy At Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

KELMSCOTT Garden wall with attached SU29NE 5/86 summerhouse and privy at Kelmscott Manor GV II

Garden wall, summerhouse and privy. Wall. Probably mid-to late C18. Uncoursed limestone rubble with coping, ramped near corners on west side, to north side and northern part of east side; squared and coursed rubble to south side and southern part of east side and low stone wall with iron railings to remainder of west side. Encloses an area approximately 70 x 40m roughly, the shape of a parallelogram, forming the garden of Kelmscott Manor (q.v.). Principal entrance is towards south end of east side; gateway with raised narrow gable running along axis of wall has plank door in moulded surround with apparently reused pointed strap hinges. A few metres to the north (at the point where the regularly coursed stonework turns to rubble) is a polygonal summerhouse.

Probably late C19. Open to garden side with wooden posts supporting stone slate roof with stone ball finial. At the south-west corner of the wall, immediately to the north-west of the service range of Kelmscott Manor, is a privy. Probably early C19. Rendered uncoursed limestone rubble, scored in imitation of dressed stone; pyramidal stone slate roof with overhanging eaves and stone ball finial.

Square plan, rounded to south-west corner. Single storey. Boarded door with bracketed lean-to hood on east side and leaded lattticed window to north side.

Interior. Has triple-seater earth closet.


Listing NGR: SU2512598894


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2185 IOE Records taken by Ben White; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ben White. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: White, Ben

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