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The Turkey Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8453 / 51°50'43"N

Longitude: -1.0091 / 1°0'32"W

OS Eastings: 468356

OS Northings: 216768

OS Grid: SP683167

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.9P7

Mapcode Global: VHDTV.GWC7

Entry Name: The Turkey Building

Listing Date: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42564

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

3/177 The Turkey Building

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- II


Garden pavilion, 1750s, but much rebuilt, most recently circa 2000.
Wooden building in oriental style. Semi-octagonal with 3 open sides
and lath and plaster rear wall. Each corner has cluster of slender shafts
with moulded capitals, on plinths with moulded cornices. Altered
entablature has wrought iron scroll brackets and wooden frieze
pierced with geometric patterns. Stone flag floor. Tented copper roof
with crescent moon finial.
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 celebrations of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.

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