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

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252027
Date first listed:
19-Apr-1961
Date of most recent amendment:
27-Oct-1987
Statutory Address:
Montacute House, The Borough, TA15 6XP

Map

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

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

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Montacute
National Grid Reference:
ST 49911 17025

Details

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)

19.4.61

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: ST4991117025

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
434955
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Aug 2007
Reference: IOE01/16948/02
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