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Group Embracing All Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at Garden House, Cottered

Description: Group Embracing All Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at Garden House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159855

OS Grid Reference: TL3163829147
OS Grid Coordinates: 531638, 229147
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9453, -0.0862

Location: B1037, Cottered, Hertfordshire SG9 9PZ

Locality: Cottered
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 9PZ

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Listing Text

(west side)
Group embracing all Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at -Garden House

Stone lanterns. C19 or earlier, brought from Japan and erected for Herbert Goode (1865-1937) a wealthy glass and china merchant who began the Japanese Garden in 1905. Grey granite, turned and carved. Placed to light the 2 main paths, the shrine, and the bridges. Of several traditional designs, the lantern itself is a pierced stone drum, generally hexagonal, with a stone capping in the form of an oversailing roof. Smaller lanterns often have a simple 4-1egged groin-vaulted base of stone. Larger lanterns, such as the KASUGA type (to be seen each side of the shrine, in front of Garden House, and by the Red Arch) are raised on a tall circular shaft with annulet and capital. The pair at the shrine are carved with sun, moon, pine trees, plum trees, and clouds. The lantern next to the door of the Japanese House has crows carved on its top and was copied in Japan for Mr Goode from the famous lantern at Nikko in the DAI-NO-CHIBA Garden. The small square-capped lantern near the waterfall is said to be some 400 years old. Against the western fence is a tall 5-storeyed' pagoda roofed lantern on a 4 legged base. It is of the type called GO-

Listing NGR: TL3163829147

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Source: English Heritage

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