Summerhouse, about 120 metres south of Montacute House, and the row of 5 freestanding columns to east


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Listed Building
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Montacute House, The Borough, TA15 6XP


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Statutory Address:
Montacute House, The Borough, TA15 6XP

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South Somerset (District Authority)
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ST4917 7/133

MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (North side, off) Summerhouse, about 120 metres south of Montacute House, and the row of 5 freestanding columns to east

(formerly listed as Garden House to south of Montacute House)


GV II Summerhouse. Dated 1588, but now probably mostly C20. Ham stone ashlar; bitumen felted lean-to roof behind parapet. Single-storey, three bays, facing north along the Cedar Lawn. Step base, moulded plinths, frieze and cornice with tryglyphs and panelled metopes, open balustrade with obelisk finials and false Dutch gable over central bay with coat of arms and incised date; arcade of three semi-circular arches with lozenge rustication: inside is a panelled dado, with shell-hood niches in east and west walls, plain flat ceiling.

Starting 5 metres east of summerhouse a row of five plain Tuscan columns on plinths, used as landscaping features. The Cedar Lawn, as it is now called, was formerly 'Pig's Wheatle Orchard', and was probably converted to garden proper in the mid C19; the C16 style facade of the summerhouse may actually date from Lord Curzon's tenancy in the early C20.

(Girouard, M and others, Montacute House, National Trust, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4990917027


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Books and journals
Girouard, M et al, Montacute House, (1985)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,


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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