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Summer House in Garden of Purbeck House, Swanage

Description: Summer House in Garden of Purbeck House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 108215

OS Grid Reference: SZ0294778580
OS Grid Coordinates: 402947, 78580
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6069, -1.9597

Location: 14 Manor Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LN

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2LN

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Listing Text

(south side)
Summer House in garden of
Purbeck House
SZ 0278 NE 5/89

Probably C18, built in connection with the earlier house. Circular summer house,
raised above garden level on an earth mound, approached by a stone stair. There
was formerly a water tank under the floor. Stone walls, rendered externally, Purbeck
Stone roof. Interior has a blocked fireplace and 2 ornamental plaster plaques.
Manhole to former water tank in the floor. Fixed timber table with circular revolving
top made from a cart wheel from one of the former horse-drawn carts used to transport
stone to boats at the quay. At the rear of the summer house is a raised water tank,
in a stone, brick and timber structure, dated 1884, which at one time fed the cistern
below the summer house.

Listing NGR: SZ0294778580

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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