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The Summer House, 50 Metres North West of Inwood House, Henstridge

Description: The Summer House, 50 Metres North West of Inwood House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 261826

OS Grid Reference: ST7122520256
OS Grid Coordinates: 371225, 120256
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9810, -2.4113

Location: Henstridge, Somerset BA8 0PF

Locality: Henstridge
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA8 0PF

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Listing Text


3/90 The Summer House, 50 metres
North-West of Inwood House


Summerhouse. Late C19. Brick core building, colourwashed, with ornate wrought iron outer piers; sheet copper roof.
Octagonal plan, in a mid-European style. Solid portion to North half, with door glazed almost Chippendale style; front
portion an open area on raised step with openwork piers carried past roofline to finials, with overthrows which shape
roof edge between piers; roof curves up to a small onion dome with cast iron finial. Reminiscent of the Regency
Brighton pavilion, it was in fact by an Italian brought to England especially in the late C19 by the Merthyr Guest
family, who built/rebuilt Inwood. Part of a larger estate with many good collected items; the main house, of 1881, is
of lesser interest and not listed.

Listing NGR: ST7122520256

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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