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Rotunda

A Grade II Listed Building in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8476 / 51°50'51"N

Longitude: -1.0136 / 1°0'48"W

OS Eastings: 468043

OS Northings: 217017

OS Grid: SP680170

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.2K4

Mapcode Global: VHDTV.DT0H

Entry Name: Rotunda

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42561

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

3/176 Rotunda (formerly listed
as Ionic Rotunda)

21.12.67


- II


Garden pavilion in form of circular temple. 1750s. Wood, the columns having stone bases; the roof is now made of fibreglass. 10 columns with moulded Ionic
capitals and entablature. Shallow domed roof.
The building was dilapidated at the time of listing in 1967, but has been restored, and largely rebuilt circa 1990.
Illustrated in Country Life 1949 July 8th.

The historic designed landscape surrounding an early-C18 country house, with a contemporary layout, probably by George London and Henry Wise, developed into an extensive mid-C18 park for George Grenville by Lancelot Brown; William Pitt, later first Earl of Chatham, is credited with significant input with regard to the design.

Listing NGR: SP6854116191

The List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 10 August 2016 as part of the tercentenary celebration 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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