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Statutory Address:

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

Doncaster (Metropolitan Authority)
Hooton Pagnell
National Grid Reference:
SE 48206 06119



4/98 Bilham Belevedere Summer House 5.6.68 (formerly listed as Summer House)


Summer house. c1800 by John Rawstorne for William Hewett of Bilham Hall (demolished). Rubble limestone, roof now collapsed. Single-cell central block of 2 storeys has vaulted undercroft, curved-bay protection to front and lower single-bay side wings. Chamfered quoins. Curved bay: dislodged doorcase retains pediment; shaped panel and band over, upper walling ruined. Central block above has quoined opening with tripartite keyblock. Wing to left has round-arched brick panel and large area of walling missing. Wing to right has standing corner and return wall. Rear: chamfered, rounded arch to undercroft. Intact opening above has projecting sill, quoined architrave and tripartite keyblock. Rusticated round- arched panel to basement of each wing. Return walls of central block retain openings as on lst-floor front.

Interior: groined brick vault to undercroft.

Miller (p277) notes "... W. N. W. Hewett, Esq. who has lately, at some distance from his mansion, erected an elegant small structure called Bel-vedere or Belle Vue, which commands, perhaps, the most extensive, but certainly the richest prospect of any place in the West-Riding of Yorkshire".

Designs for the building exhibited by Rawstorne at the Royal Academy in 1800 (Colvin), p673). Colvin wrongly states that the building is,demolished.

H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1800, 1978.

E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, 1804.

Listing NGR: SE4820606119


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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 673
Miller, E , The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, (1804), 277


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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