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Garden Wall Attached Summerhouse and Privy at Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott

Description: Garden Wall Attached Summerhouse and Privy at Kelmscott Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253838

OS Grid Reference: SU2512598894
OS Grid Coordinates: 425125, 198894
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6882, -1.6379

Location: Kelmscott, Oxfordshire GL7 3HJ

Locality: Kelmscott
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3HJ

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Listing Text

Garden wall with attached
summerhouse and privy at
Kelmscott Manor

Garden wall, summerhouse and privy. Wall. Probably mid-to late C18. Uncoursed
limestone rubble with coping, ramped near corners on west side, to north side
and northern part of east side; squared and coursed rubble to south side and
southern part of east side and low stone wall with iron railings to remainder of
west side. Encloses an area approximately 70 x 40m roughly, the shape of a
parallelogram, forming the garden of Kelmscott Manor (q.v.). Principal entrance
is towards south end of east side; gateway with raised narrow gable running
along axis of wall has plank door in moulded surround with apparently reused
pointed strap hinges. A few metres to the north (at the point where the
regularly coursed stonework turns to rubble) is a polygonal summerhouse.
Probably late C19. Open to garden side with wooden posts supporting stone slate
roof with stone ball finial. At the south-west corner of the wall, immediately
to the north-west of the service range of Kelmscott Manor, is a privy. Probably
early C19. Rendered uncoursed limestone rubble, scored in imitation of dressed
stone; pyramidal stone slate roof with overhanging eaves and stone ball finial.
Square plan, rounded to south-west corner. Single storey. Boarded door with
bracketed lean-to hood on east side and leaded lattticed window to north side.
Interior. Has triple-seater earth closet.

Listing NGR: SU2512598894

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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