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Latitude: 52.0353 / 52°2'7"N
Longitude: -2.4166 / 2°24'59"W
OS Eastings: 371519
OS Northings: 237513
OS Grid: SO715375
Mapcode National: GBR FZ.FWQV
Mapcode Global: VH93H.239L
Entry Name: Summer House at Woodlands Cottage
Listing Date: 17 November 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031521
English Heritage Legacy ID: 468957
Location: Ledbury, County of Herefordshire, HR8
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Ledbury
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Ledbury
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
Summer House at Woodlands Cottage
Summerhouse. Dated 1901. Built for Hon. Lady Elizabeth Biddulph, of Ledbury Park. Timber-framed with brick and roughcast panels. Clay tile bellcast hipped roof with very deeply overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends and lead-clad ridge with tall finials. Queen Anne freestyle. PLAN: Rectangular on plan; single room with lateral stack and outshuts at back; built into the hillside at the rear. Wide doorway at front onto raised terrace. EXTERIOR: One storey. Symmetrical 3-bay front with wide central doorway with moulded elliptical arch flanked by 3-light windows with small panes, two similar windows on side elevations; on either side of doorway, at corners and between the side windows there are baluster-shaped timber pilasters and above the doorway a carved wooden coat of arms with date 1901 over; below the windows brick herring-bone panels and above the windows roughcast panels. INTERIOR: Timber-framing with roughcast panels above the windows, and ribbed and boarded ceiling. Large inglenook in rear wall with moulded arch, panelled reveals and flanking cupboards with panelled doors and plate-rails above. Above the fireplace is a carved wooden plaque inscribed:- 'To the memory of Queen Victoria 1837-1901 by the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Biddulph of her late Majesty's Household. AD 1901'. Lady Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Thomas Myddleton Biddulph, former Master of Queen Victoria's Household and Keeper of the Privy Purse. The summerhouse was formerly in the grounds of Ledbury Park, the family seat of the Biddulphs since about 1600.
Listing NGR: SO7151937513
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