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: SUMMERHOUSE, ABOUT 120 METRES SOUTH OF MONTACUTE HOUSE, AND THE ROW OF 5 FREESTANDING COLUMNS TO EAST, THE BOROUGH

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Location

Statutory Address: SUMMERHOUSE, ABOUT 120 METRES SOUTH OF MONTACUTE HOUSE, AND THE ROW OF 5 FREESTANDING COLUMNS TO EAST, THE BOROUGH

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

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

ST4917 MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (North side, off) 7/133 Summerhouse, about 120 metres south of Montacute House, and the row of 5 freestanding columns to east (formerly listed as Garden House to S. 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, 3 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 3 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 5 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

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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,

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