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Bowling Green Pavilion Approximately 100 Metres South of Wood House

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7474 / 50°44'50"N

Longitude: -3.9088 / 3°54'31"W

OS Eastings: 265430

OS Northings: 95935

OS Grid: SX654959

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.79P5

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P3.K0S

Entry Name: Bowling Green Pavilion Approximately 100 Metres South of Wood House

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94979

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1/182 Bowling Green Pavilion
approximately 100 metres south of
Wood House

Pavilion. 1889-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite ashlar, more rubbley on the lesser
Plan and description: pavilion in a simple classical style like a loggia. It faces
north-east, built across the hillslope and terraced into it. 3-bay arcade of plain
round-headed arches on square-section piers interrupting a dripcourse at impost
level. Each end wings break forward with similar round-headed arches in shallow
square-headed recesses each front end. These end arches lead to steps rising over
changing rooms each end of the arcade. Paved balcony on the top with an open
balustrade with turned balusters identical to those used on the parapet over the
hall of Wood House (q.v.).
This pavilion is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go
with the rebuilding of Wood House (q.v.). Mawson himself considered the whole
scheme as one of his major achievements.
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.

Listing NGR: SX6543095935

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