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Description: Summer House Approximately 15 Metres South West of Watercombe House
Date Listed: 30 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 132692
OS Grid Reference: SO9250204891
OS Grid Coordinates: 392502, 204891
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7427, -2.1100
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SO 9204-9304 BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT WATERLANE
16/133 Summer house approximately 15m
south west of Watercombe House
Summer house. Dated 'T.B. 1841' by Thomas Baker for himself.
Coursed rubble limestone; reused Roman stone slates and clay
pantile roof. Two-storey. East facing gable end incorporates many
Roman bricks set in bands and square Roman clay tiles, some
diagonally reset. Off-centre doorway with 6-panel door and stone
lintel. Central upper floor sash window with Gothick glazing bars.
Small-paned fixed-light on south side; sash with Gothick glazing
bars above. Flight of stone steps on north side leading to upper
level doorway to rear. Lower part of roof slope re-uses Roman
stone slates, hung in diagonal manner. Thomas Baker was
responsible for investigating the Lillyhorn Roman villa near
Bournes Green, many finds going to the British Museum, much being
incorporated into the structure of this building - its purpose to
display a more extensive collection of Roman artefacts.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO9250204891
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Source: English Heritage
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