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Summerhouse Approximately 200 Metres North West of Sandford Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sandford St. Martin, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9382 / 51°56'17"N

Longitude: -1.3932 / 1°23'35"W

OS Eastings: 441808

OS Northings: 226812

OS Grid: SP418268

Mapcode National: GBR 7V9.GKV

Mapcode Global: VHBZB.SKT0

Entry Name: Summerhouse Approximately 200 Metres North West of Sandford Park

Listing Date: 18 May 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251983

Location: Sandford St. Martin, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Sandford St. Martin

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SP4126 (West side)
13/167 Summerhouse approx 200m NW of
Sandford Park

Summerhouse. Late c18. Timber with a Stonesfield-slate cladding and roof.
Back-to back three-quarter-circular alcoves in Chinoiserie style. Front of each
alcove has a round-headed archway below a shallow pediment, and has fretwork
scrolls infilling the spandrels and pediment. The slate-clad sides are
serpentine, and the roof is surmounted by a square cupola with Chinese-trellis
balustrade, open fretwork frieze of bells and an ogee roof with wooden finial.
Interior: each alcove has a wooden vault radiating from a central rosette, and
is furnished with white Chinoiserie curved benches with trellis backs and foot
rests. Sunaerhouse stands between 2 lakes in the gardens of Sandford Park.
(Sandford Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at bride
II.V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, p.173; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.751;
"Sandford Park, 0xfordsfiire", Country Life, May 11, 1940).

Listing NGR: SP4180826812

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