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Summerhouse Approximately 200 Metres North West of Sandford Park, Sandford St Martin

Description: Summerhouse Approximately 200 Metres North West of Sandford Park

Grade: II*
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

Locality: Sandford St Martin
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 7AJ

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Listing Text

SP4126 (West side)
13/167 Summerhouse approx 200m NW of
Sandford Park

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

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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