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Resting House in Japanese Garden at Garden House 70 Meters to Sout-South-East of House, Cottered

Description: Resting House in Japanese Garden at Garden House 70 Meters to Sout-South-East of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159857

OS Grid Reference: TL3164129120
OS Grid Coordinates: 531641, 229120
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9450, -0.0862

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

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Listing Text

(west side)

5/25 Resting House in Japanese
Garden at Garden House
- 70m to SSE of house


Resting house. 1923-6. Personally constructed by garden
designer S Kusumoto for Herbert Goode (1865-1937) a wealthy glass
and china merchant who began the Japanese Garden in 1905. Timber
frame with hipped thatched roof. A single-storey open-sided
shelter facing N, with low screens to front and side and
traditional roof-structure of interwoven beams built up in
stages, called AZIRO-GUMI. Floor made to represent the back of a
tortoise signifying good luck. (Japanese Garden (1933) 26).

Listing NGR: TL3164129120

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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