Description: Pavilion at Ngr 42789 26480
Date Listed: 24 August 1994
English Heritage Building ID: 307719
OS Grid Reference: SP2788964805
OS Grid Coordinates: 427889, 264805
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2807, -1.5926
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811-0/8/10006 Hill Close Gardens: Pavilion at
Detached town garden pavilion. Circa 1870-80. Red brick with some, stone dressings.
Steeply-pitched plain tile roof with gable to front and rear, the front with pierced wavey
bargeboards, the rear gable has brick stack. Small square 1-room plan building entered from
the west front, over a basement entered from thr right [south] side. 1 storey and basement.
Gabled west front with central round-headed doorway with semi-circular fanlight, keystone
and stone imposts shared with flanking narrow round-headed windows with stone cills and
patches of render below. The jambs of the doorway and windows are chamfered. The steps
up to the door, the door and the sashes are missing. South side has cambered arches to
basement doorway and window. INTERIOR: The matchboarding on the walls, the
chimneypiece and the ceiling are partly missing. Hill Close Gardens were established in about
1846 as pleasure garden allotments and by 1877 there were 37 garden plots. They were laid
out as detached gardens for town houses without gardens. SOURCES: Lambert, David.
Study of Detached Town Gardens commissioned by English Heritage, 1994. Warwickshire
Gardens Trust, Hill Close Gardens Preliminary Report.
Listing NGR: SP2788964805
Source: English Heritage
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