Description: Robin Hood's Hut, About 400 Metres South of Halswell House at St 2545 3334
Date Listed: 15 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 269439
OS Grid Reference: ST2544733327
OS Grid Coordinates: 325447, 133327
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0944, -3.0660
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ST 23 SE GOATHURST HALSWELL PARK
Robin Hood's Hut,
about 400 m south of
Halswell House at
ST 2545 3334
Garden house. 1765. Possibly by Henry Keene or Thomas Wright for
Sir Charles Tynte. Brick with render; hipped roof (originally thatched) with clay
pantiles and some slates. Central brick chimney stack. Rectangular plan with
parlour and kitchen flanking projecting entrance lobby on south side and former
canted open loggia on north bide. Gothick Revival style. Single storey. South front
has two ogival windows with sashes missing, flanking former loggia which had
clustered columns and has stone steps to front; fragments of moulded cornicing.
Interior: not inspected; loggia has fragment of ornate plaster frieze set above
moulded door architrave. One of a group of parkland buildings and structures, one
of the most important picturesque landscapes of its date in Britain. The visitor
was brought first to the south elevation, which was covered in bark and knotted tree
trunks, and then passed through into the loggia to experience the spectacular view.
G Jackson-Stops, Arcadia under the Plough, Country Life, 9 February 1989, pp 82-7.
Listing NGR: ST2544733327
Source: English Heritage
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