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Japanese House in Japanese Garden at Garden House 30 Meters to South-South-West of House, Cottered

Description: Japanese House in Japanese Garden at Garden House 30 Meters to South-South-West of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159860

OS Grid Reference: TL3161929136
OS Grid Coordinates: 531619, 229136
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9452, -0.0865

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)

5/28 Japanese House in
Japanese Garden at Garden
- House 30m to SSW of


Japanese House. Early C20 or earlier, probably made in Japan,
erected here between 1905 and 1926 for Herbert Goode (1865-1937)
a wealthy glass and china merchant who began the Japanese Garden
in 1905. Timber frame with wooden cladding and hipped shingle
roof. A 2 storeys rectangular building with projecting verandah-
as at 2 levels with separate roofs and small gabled porch. Of
the type named SEI-SHIN-TE (the Pure Heart) used principally as a
retreat from a main house. Normally placed outside a garden, but
this is in the garden and is more ornamental for this reason.
Paper sliding screens on E replaced by glass. (Japanese Garden
(1933) 20-1).

Listing NGR: TL3161929136

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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