ENTRANCE GATES AND SCREEN ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WOTTON HOUSE, WITH GAZEBO AND WALLS TO PAVILIONS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1124222
Date first listed:
25-Oct-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
26-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
ENTRANCE GATES AND SCREEN ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WOTTON HOUSE, WITH GAZEBO AND WALLS TO PAVILIONS

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Location

Statutory Address:
ENTRANCE GATES AND SCREEN ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WOTTON HOUSE, WITH GAZEBO AND WALLS TO PAVILIONS

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

County:
Buckinghamshire
District:
Aylesbury Vale (District Authority)
Parish:
Wotton Underwood
National Grid Reference:
SP 68599 16214

Details

SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE

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)

GV I

Entrance gates, screen and gazebo. Early C18. It has been suggested that the ironwork was created by Thomas Robinson (Lister, 1957), but an attribution to Jean Montigny may be more likely (Saunders, 1999). 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 in front 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

The List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 10 August 2016 as part of the tercentenary celebrations of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
42552
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Lister, R (author), Decorative Wrought Iron Work in Great Britain, (1957)
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, (1994), 764-7
'.' in Country Life, (July 1949), 106
Saunders, E, 'Jean Montigny, A Master Smith' in Georgian Group Journal, , Vol. 9, (1999), 33-43
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

Legal

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

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