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Gazebo, Terrace Walls, Gates, Gatepiers and Wall Approximately 74 Metres North West of Kingston Hous, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor

Description: Gazebo, Terrace Walls, Gates, Gatepiers and Wall Approximately 74 Metres North West of Kingston Hous

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 249598

OS Grid Reference: SU4079997986
OS Grid Coordinates: 440799, 197986
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6792, -1.4113

Location: Rectory Lane, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire OX13 5AY

Locality: Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX13 5AY

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Listing Text

14/100 Gazebo, terrace walls, gates,
06/08/52 gatepier and wall approx. 74m
NW of Kingston House
(Formerly listed as Kingston
House including Gazebo)


Gazebo. Early C18. Red brick front of header bond, and Flemish bond centre;
sides and rear of chequer brick. Felt flat roof. Gazebo above cockpit.
One-storey, 2-window range front. Entry to gazebo from terrace flanked by halved
apses with entry to closet on right and stairs on left: gauged brick flat arches
over central 8-panelled door and late C19 single-light casements in outer bays:
flat brick arches-over late C19 panelled doors to sides. 2-storey side walls
have keyed round-arched doorways to cockpit, gauged brick-flat arches over
9-pane sashes and blind window to right: splayed stone stair-light to left.
Carved cornice. Interior: cockpit has quarry tile floor and domed brick ceiling;
stone winder stairs. Panelled gazebo with pilasters flanking windows. Raised
terrace has stone-coped walls of random bond brick, and stone rubble finished in
brick: wall bulges out at intervals to accommodate a group of ancient yew trees.
Stone steps with stone coped ramp and pier descends to fine wrought-iron gates
with crested overthrow arch: L-shaped wall of chequer brick, returned to house
(q.v.), has a brick gatepier with stone pineapple finial at corner. It is likely
that the terrace originally overlooked a formal garden, probably a parterre, to
the west.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.160-161).

Listing NGR: SU4079997986

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Source: English Heritage

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