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Latitude: 50.7462 / 50°44'46"N
Longitude: -3.9053 / 3°54'19"W
OS Eastings: 265671
OS Northings: 95794
OS Grid: SX656957
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.7BK7
Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q3.LC6
Entry Name: Summerhouse Approximately 250 Metres South East of Wood House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106030
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94984
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
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
SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON
1/187 Summerhouse approximately
250 metres south-east of Wood
Small summerhouse alongside the lake. 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite rubble
walls using chosen pieces to produce a crazy paving effect, granite ashlar quoins
and detail; thatch roof.
Plan and description: small summerhouse facing the lake to the west. It is
rectangular in plan with canted corners and open front. Roof over open front
supported on monolithic granite posts with simple classical caps. The post sections
are shaped with 5 uneven sides to accommodate their corner positions. The roof is
hipped each end. Inside the back wall is lined with narrow full height fielded oak
This summerhouse is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go with the rebuilding of Wood House. The landscaping of the nearby lake was an
important component of the scheme. 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: SX6567195794
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