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Summerhouse 180 Metres South East of Woden Croft, Hunderthwaite

Description: Summerhouse 180 Metres South East of Woden Croft

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111235

OS Grid Reference: NZ0094220664
OS Grid Coordinates: 400942, 520664
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5812, -1.9869

Location: Hunderthwaite, Durham DL12 9UQ

Locality: Hunderthwaite
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9UQ

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Listing Text

NZ 02 SW
(East side,off)
11/70 Summerhouse, 180
metres south-east
of Woden Croft
Summerhouse. Early C19. Snecked, squared rubble. Stone-flagged roofs.
Square-plan centre block with set-back flanking wings. Gothick style.

2-storey, one-bay centre block has flush quoins. Pointed-arched opening with
flush voussoirs. Wall sundial above flanked by square stone panels with
incised crosses. Sundial has moulded sill and is inscribed:

Disce bene vivere et mori
est Gratitudinis in memoria pro doctri-
na accepta apud Woden Croft Lodge
ab AD 1807 utque 1815

(Learn to live and die well. This sundial was given by Thomas Branson in
grateful memory of the teaching received at Woden Croft Lodge from 1807 to
1815). Centre block has low-pitched pyramidal roof.

Wings have flush quoins and single window openings with flush lintels and
projecting sills. Flat-coped parapets,with end blocks, conceal lean-to roofs
sloping down to rear.

This summerhouse is similar in design and date to an example known as Monks
House. (See item 11/53).

Listing NGR: NZ0094220664

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.