A LA RONDE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1164838
Date first listed:
06-Dec-1949
Statutory Address:
A LA RONDE, SUMMER LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
A LA RONDE, SUMMER LANE

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

County:
Devon
District:
East Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Exmouth
National Grid Reference:
SY 00480 83390

Details

SUMMER LANE 1. 5176 Withycombe Raleigh A-la-Ronde SY 08 SW 6/1 6.12.49. I 2. 1798. A circular stone cottage ornee built by the Misses Jane and Mary Parminter. The cottage consists of the central octagon which is thought to have been modelled on the basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. (The Misses Parminter visited Italy and much of Europe between 1784 and 1794). The octagon is surrounded by 8 rooms each connected to the rest through an ante-room. Above the octagon is a gallery the outer wall of which is covered with designs in shells and feathers probably planned as an C18 domestic echo of the mosaics of San Vitale. This gallery is reached by a tiny staircase with grottos covered with designs in shells and other materials. Other rooms have some interesting craft work by the Misses Parminter including a feather frieze in the drawing room. Originally had thatched roof terminating in an octagonal gallery with bell cupola above. Tiled roof and dormers added early C20. Sash windows with diagonal glazing bars and diamond shaped windows to ante rooms.

Listing NGR: SY0048083390

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
87518
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 11 Devon,

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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Date: 17 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/15907/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Withey. Source Historic England Archive
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