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SUMMERHOUSE APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES SOUTH EAST OF WOOD 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: SUMMERHOUSE APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES SOUTH EAST OF WOOD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1106030

Location

SUMMERHOUSE APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES SOUTH EAST OF WOOD HOUSE

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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: South Tawton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Mar-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 94984

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History

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Details

SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON

1/187 Summerhouse approximately 250 metres south-east of Wood House GV II*

Small summerhouse alongside the lake. 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite rubble walls using chosen pieces to produce a crazy paving effect, granite ashlar quoins and detail; thatch roof. Plan and description: small summerhouse facing the lake to the west. It is rectangular in plan with canted corners and open front. Roof over open front supported on monolithic granite posts with simple classical caps. The post sections are shaped with 5 uneven sides to accommodate their corner positions. The roof is hipped each end. Inside the back wall is lined with narrow full height fielded oak panelling. This summerhouse is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go with the rebuilding of Wood House. The landscaping of the nearby lake was an important component of the scheme. Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as one of his major achievements. Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.

Listing NGR: SX6567195794

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mawson, T H , The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (1907)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 11 Devon,

National Grid Reference: SX6567195794

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