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Description: Bilham Belverdere Summer House
Date Listed: 5 June 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 334519
OS Grid Reference: SE4820606119
OS Grid Coordinates: 448206, 406119
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5495, -1.2739
SE40NE HOOTON PAGNELL BILHAM
4/98 Bilham Belevedere
5.6.68 (formerly listed as
Summer house. c1800 by John Rawstorne for William Hewett of Bilham Hall
(demolished). Rubble limestone, roof now collapsed. Single-cell central block
of 2 storeys has vaulted undercroft, curved-bay protection to front and lower
single-bay side wings. Chamfered quoins. Curved bay: dislodged doorcase retains
pediment; shaped panel and band over, upper walling ruined. Central block above
has quoined opening with tripartite keyblock. Wing to left has round-arched brick
panel and large area of walling missing. Wing to right has standing corner and
return wall. Rear: chamfered, rounded arch to undercroft. Intact opening above
has projecting sill, quoined architrave and tripartite keyblock. Rusticated round-
arched panel to basement of each wing. Return walls of central block retain openings
as on lst-floor front.
Interior: groined brick vault to undercroft.
Miller (p277) notes "... W. N. W. Hewett, Esq. who has lately, at some distance from
his mansion, erected an elegant small structure called Bel-vedere or Belle Vue,
which commands, perhaps, the most extensive, but certainly the richest prospect of
any place in the West-Riding of Yorkshire".
Designs for the building exhibited by Rawstorne at the Royal Academy in 1800
(Colvin), p673). Colvin wrongly states that the building is,demolished.
H. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1800, 1978.
E. Miller, The History and Antiquities of Doncaster, 1804.
Listing NGR: SE4820606119
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Source: English Heritage
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