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Summer House at Woodlands Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ledbury, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0353 / 52°2'7"N

Longitude: -2.4166 / 2°24'59"W

OS Eastings: 371519

OS Northings: 237513

OS Grid: SO715375

Mapcode National: GBR FZ.FWQV

Mapcode Global: VH93H.239L

Entry Name: Summer House at Woodlands Cottage

Listing Date: 17 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031521

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468957

Location: Ledbury, County of Herefordshire, HR8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Ledbury

Built-Up Area: Ledbury

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Ledbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 7137

Summer House at Woodlands Cottage

Summerhouse. Dated 1901. Built for Hon. Lady Elizabeth Biddulph, of Ledbury Park. Timber-framed with brick and roughcast panels. Clay tile bellcast hipped roof with very deeply overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends and lead-clad ridge with tall finials. Queen Anne freestyle. PLAN: Rectangular on plan; single room with lateral stack and outshuts at back; built into the hillside at the rear. Wide doorway at front onto raised terrace. EXTERIOR: One storey. Symmetrical 3-bay front with wide central doorway with moulded elliptical arch flanked by 3-light windows with small panes, two similar windows on side elevations; on either side of doorway, at corners and between the side windows there are baluster-shaped timber pilasters and above the doorway a carved wooden coat of arms with date 1901 over; below the windows brick herring-bone panels and above the windows roughcast panels. INTERIOR: Timber-framing with roughcast panels above the windows, and ribbed and boarded ceiling. Large inglenook in rear wall with moulded arch, panelled reveals and flanking cupboards with panelled doors and plate-rails above. Above the fireplace is a carved wooden plaque inscribed:- 'To the memory of Queen Victoria 1837-1901 by the Hon. Lady Elizabeth Biddulph of her late Majesty's Household. AD 1901'. Lady Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir Thomas Myddleton Biddulph, former Master of Queen Victoria's Household and Keeper of the Privy Purse. The summerhouse was formerly in the grounds of Ledbury Park, the family seat of the Biddulphs since about 1600.

Listing NGR: SO7151937513

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