Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1124224

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Feb-1985

Statutory Address: ROTUNDA


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Statutory Address: ROTUNDA

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 68043 17017


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3/176 Rotunda (formerly listed as Ionic Rotunda)


- II

Garden pavilion in form of circular temple. 1750s. Wood, the columns having stone bases; the roof is now made of fibreglass. 10 columns with moulded Ionic capitals and entablature. Shallow domed roof. The building was dilapidated at the time of listing in 1967, but has been restored, and largely rebuilt circa 1990. Illustrated in Country Life 1949 July 8th.

The historic designed landscape surrounding an early-C18 country house, with a contemporary layout, probably by George London and Henry Wise, developed into an extensive mid-C18 park for George Grenville by Lancelot Brown; William Pitt, later first Earl of Chatham, is credited with significant input with regard to the design.

Listing NGR: SP6854116191

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


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Legacy System number: 42561

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Lysons, Reverend D, Lysons, S, Magna Britannia, (1813)
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, (1994), 764-7
Phipps, J L (Debois Landscape Survey Group), Wotton Underwood: A survey of the landscape, (1999)
'.' in Country Life, (8 July 1949), .
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

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