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West Pavilion with Attached Terrace Walls and Gatepier, Buscot

Description: West Pavilion with Attached Terrace Walls and Gatepier

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251482

OS Grid Reference: SU2428196883
OS Grid Coordinates: 424281, 196883
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6702, -1.6503

Location: Buscot, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU

Locality: Buscot
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN7 8BU

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Listing Text

SU29NW Buscot Park, West
1/104 pavilion with attached
10/11/52 terrace walls and
gatepier (formerly listed
with Buscot Park)
Pavilion (part of country house). Circa 1935 by Geddes Hyslop for 2nd Baron
Faringdon. Limestone ashlar. 7-bay range running parallel with main axis
of mansion (q.v.) has both ends porticoed with 4 Tuscan Doric columns in
antis and roundels in pediments. Longer sides have an additional basement
storey, to east opening to a sunken service court; middle bay, which is
wider and breaks forward below triangular pediment, has an arched carriage
entry rising through both storeys. Ashlar ridge stacks flank central bay.
Stone retaining walls, punctuated by low piers with vases and by flights of
steps, extend around the west and north sides of the north terrace, curving
around a stone basin and statue, and to south ramp up to a raised balustrade
adjoining the panelled northern pier of the south-west gateway to the
forecourt. The walls form part of an elaborate formal landscape scheme
surrounding the mansion. (q.v. also east pavilion and south screen.)
(Country Life, 18, 25 May 1940; National Trust Guidebook to Buscot Park).

Listing NGR: SU2428196883

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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