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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1332828
English Heritage Legacy ID: 42564
Location: Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18
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
SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE
3/177 The Turkey Building
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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