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Rustic Summerhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.843 / 51°50'34"N

Longitude: -1.0154 / 1°0'55"W

OS Eastings: 467929

OS Northings: 216507

OS Grid: SP679165

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.G3D

Mapcode Global: VHDTV.CY20

Entry Name: Rustic Summerhouse

Listing Date: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1124225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42562

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


3/174 Rustic Summerhouse


- II

Garden building. Probably early C19, though much rebuilt, and moved off its columns in the water to the bank in the 1960s. Timber with patterned log panels, hipped
thatch roof. Small square building in rustic style with overhanging
eaves roughly supported on posts. One side was formerly on the very edge
of the lake and has a wide overhang, probably used to shelter boat. This
side also has a door with patterned log panel, and a window over a similar
panel. Another board door to rear.

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 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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