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Entrance Gates and Screen Across East Front of Wotton House, with Gazebo and Walls to Pavilions

A Grade I Listed Building in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8403 / 51°50'25"N

Longitude: -1.0057 / 1°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 468599

OS Northings: 216214

OS Grid: SP685162

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.JKJ

Mapcode Global: VHDV1.J05J

Entry Name: Entrance Gates and Screen Across East Front of Wotton House, with Gazebo and Walls to Pavilions

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 26 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124222

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42552

Location: Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Wotton Underwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wotton Underwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE

3/163 Entrance gates and screen across
E. front of Wotton House, with
gazebo and walls to Pavilions
25.10.51 (formerly listed under Wotton
House)

GV I


Entrance gates, screen and gazebo. Early C18. It has been suggested that the ironwork was created by Thomas Robinson (Lister, 1957), but an attribution to Jean Montigny may be more likely (Saunders, 1999).
Screen in front of forecourt has ashlar dwarf walls and piers,
and wrought iron railings, the centre part bowed to east with curved
walls flanking group of 3 wrought iron gates. Low ashlar walls connect
screen with Clock and South Pavilions. These walls and dwarf walls have
moulded panels, broad pilasters, and moulded bases and cornices.
8 tall square piers have similar panels, bases and cornices, and also
finely carved stone urn finials and side pilasters topped with elaborate
carved scrolls. Railings have standard panels with scroll ornament and
crests. Scrolled frieze and crest to overthrow of central carriage
gates. Narrow pedestrian gates have semi-circular heads with radiating
ornament and are set between railings with similar overthrow. Screen
continues in front of Pavilions in form of brick wall with ashlar
coping, the N. part with wrought iron railings. Attached to N. end,
in garden of Clock Pavilion, is small gazebo of brick with stone quoins,
coved wooden cornice, and flat roof. 2-panelled door in moulded stone
architrave surround with cornice. Louvred window with segmental head.
Screen is an important part of the formal composition of Wotton House.


Listing NGR: SP6859916214

The List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 10 August 2016 as part of the tercentenary celebrations of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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