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GROUP EMBRACING ALL STONE LANTERNS IN JAPANESE GARDEN AT GARDEN HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GROUP EMBRACING ALL STONE LANTERNS IN JAPANESE GARDEN AT GARDEN HOUSE

List entry Number: 1101298

Location

GROUP EMBRACING ALL STONE LANTERNS IN JAPANESE GARDEN AT GARDEN HOUSE, CHURCH LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cottered

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Jul-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159855

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History

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Details

TL 3129 COTTERED CHURCH LANE (west side) Group embracing all Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at -Garden House

5/24 GV II Stone lanterns. C19 or earlier, brought from Japan and erected for Herbert Goode (1865-1937) a wealthy glass and china merchant who began the Japanese Garden in 1905. Grey granite, turned and carved. Placed to light the 2 main paths, the shrine, and the bridges. Of several traditional designs, the lantern itself is a pierced stone drum, generally hexagonal, with a stone capping in the form of an oversailing roof. Smaller lanterns often have a simple 4-1egged groin-vaulted base of stone. Larger lanterns, such as the KASUGA type (to be seen each side of the shrine, in front of Garden House, and by the Red Arch) are raised on a tall circular shaft with annulet and capital. The pair at the shrine are carved with sun, moon, pine trees, plum trees, and clouds. The lantern next to the door of the Japanese House has crows carved on its top and was copied in Japan for Mr Goode from the famous lantern at Nikko in the DAI-NO-CHIBA Garden. The small square-capped lantern near the waterfall is said to be some 400 years old. Against the western fence is a tall 5-storeyed' pagoda roofed lantern on a 4 legged base. It is of the type called GO-

Listing NGR: TL3163829147

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Japanese Garden, (1933)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 21 Hertfordshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 31638 29147

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