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Description: Summerhouse Approximately 200 Metres North West of Sandford Park
Date Listed: 18 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 251983
OS Grid Reference: SP4180826814
OS Grid Coordinates: 441808, 226814
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9383, -1.3932
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SANDFORD ST.MARTIN WORTON ROAD
SP4126 (West side)
13/167 Summerhouse approx 200m NW of
Summerhouse. Late c18. Timber with a Stonesfield-slate cladding and roof.
Back-to back three-quarter-circular alcoves in Chinoiserie style. Front of each
alcove has a round-headed archway below a shallow pediment, and has fretwork
scrolls infilling the spandrels and pediment. The slate-clad sides are
serpentine, and the roof is surmounted by a square cupola with Chinese-trellis
balustrade, open fretwork frieze of bells and an ogee roof with wooden finial.
Interior: each alcove has a wooden vault radiating from a central rosette, and
is furnished with white Chinoiserie curved benches with trellis backs and foot
rests. Sunaerhouse stands between 2 lakes in the gardens of Sandford Park.
(Sandford Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at bride
II.V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, p.173; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.751;
"Sandford Park, 0xfordsfiire", Country Life, May 11, 1940).
Listing NGR: SP4180826814
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Source: English Heritage
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