TUSCAN PAVILIONS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1159093
Date first listed:
25-Oct-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
26-Feb-1985
Statutory Address:
TUSCAN PAVILIONS

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Location

Statutory Address:
TUSCAN 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 68106 16061

Details

SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE

3/172 Tuscan Pavilions (formerly listed under Wotton House)

25.10.51

GV II

Pair of garden pavilions. 1750s, repaired and largely reconstructed in the 1980s. Each pavilion takes the form of a small temple with a pedimented wooden portico of 4 Tuscan columns at each end. Short lath and plaster side walls and single cross wall, slate roofs. Pavilions overlook the lake and are set at slight angle to wide avenue along main axis of house. 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: SP6810616061

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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
42565
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
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)
Whately, T, Observations on Modern Gardening, (1771), 84-88
'Country Life' in 8 July, (1949)
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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