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Summer House, Swinstead

Description: Summer House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 194209

OS Grid Reference: TF0216022469
OS Grid Coordinates: 502160, 322469
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7901, -0.4865

Location: Swinstead, Lincolnshire NG33 4PL

Locality: Swinstead
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG33 4PL

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Listing Text

TF 02 SW (east side)

6/235 Summer House
(formerly listed as
Swinstead Water
Tower at Park Farm)


Summer house. c.1720 by Sir John Vanbrugh, with C19 raising at
the rear and alterations, possibly due to J. B. Papworth, C20
alterations. Ashlar. Pyramidal lead roofs, slate roofs. T-
plan. 3 storey, 3 bay front, with chamfered plinth, coved first
and second floor bands, plain parapet. The outer bays are
recessed tallertowers. Central C19 5 light window with large
square mullions. The reveals of original doorway to front can
still be seen, flanked by single blank openings. To first floor
a central semi-circular headed window flanked by single fixed
lights. To second floor a 3 light C19 opening with square
mullions is flanked by single semi-circular headed windows. All
semi-circular headed windows have moulded impost blocks. Other
openings have splayed ashlar lintels. On the side walls are
single blank openings to the lower storeys and at the top single
semi-circular headed windows. Original windows have glazing
bars. Ground storey only of rear wing survives, raised and of
rendered brick in C19. It has blank semi-circular panels to the
rear and right hand walls. Interior has semi-circular headed
doorways, one flanked by hemispherically headed niches.

Listing NGR: TF0216022469

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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