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Description: Gazebo and Grotto Below in Back Garden of Number 20
Date Listed: 20 December 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 204798
OS Grid Reference: TQ4084688480
OS Grid Coordinates: 540846, 188480
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5776, 0.0312
THE AVENUE Ell
Gazebo and grotto below
14/19 in back garden of No 20
(formerly listed as gazebo
20.12.54 in back garden of No 18)
The grade shall be upgraded to grade II* (star) and the description shall be
amended to read:-
Gazebo with grotto below. Early C18. Gazebo of finely-jointed red brick in Flemish
bond with decorative vertical strips of paler, pink, brick; ashlar dressings; roof
not visible. Grotto of red brick lined with mortar set with iron slag and shells,
much of lining gone. Gazebo is square on plan, one storey, having: chamfered
plinth, rubbed-brick flat-arched opening to each side flanked by similarly-arched
narrow recessed panels, each with brick cornice, north and south sides each with
sash with glazing bars and exposed sash box, west and east sides with double
part-glazed doors and 4-pane overlights. Parapet with 3 panels to each face and
moulded stone cornice. Interior: fielded panelling to walls and reveals; cornice,
corner fireplace; panelled folding window shutters. The gazebo is built on a small
mound formed of earth covering brick cross-vaulted grotto which has round-arched
entrances on north and south sides. This was originally a feature in the grounds of
the Wanstead Grove estate.
Gazebo in back garden
of No 20
(formerly listed as
Gazebo in gardens
of No 18)
TQ 4088 14/19 20.12.54
Early C18. One storey, red brick gazebo. One old sash window (with thick glazing
bars), each face with narrow recessedpanels to each side, rubbed brick heads.
Parapet with 3 panels in each face. Moulded stone capped parapet. East and
west fronts have double glazed doors in place of sash windows. Fielded panelling
inside with corner fireplace. A good example of a Georgian gazebo, built on
a small mount.
Listing NGR: TQ4084688480
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