RUSTIC SUMMERHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1124225
Date first listed:
26-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
RUSTIC SUMMERHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUSTIC SUMMERHOUSE

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 67929 16507

Details

SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE

3/174 Rustic Summerhouse

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- II

Garden building. Probably early C19, though much rebuilt, and moved off its columns in the water to the bank in the 1960s. Timber with patterned log panels, hipped thatch roof. Small square building in rustic style with overhanging eaves roughly supported on posts. One side was formerly on the very edge of the lake and has a wide overhang, probably used to shelter boat. This side also has a door with patterned log panel, and a window over a similar panel. Another board door to rear.

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 of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
42562
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, (1994), 764-7
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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