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Garden Wall Attached Summerhouse and Privy at Kelmscott Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Kelmscott, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6883 / 51°41'17"N

Longitude: -1.6381 / 1°38'17"W

OS Eastings: 425116

OS Northings: 198900

OS Grid: SU251989

Mapcode National: GBR 5VF.0PF

Mapcode Global: VHC0C.KTDM

Entry Name: Garden Wall Attached Summerhouse and Privy at Kelmscott Manor

Listing Date: 30 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253838

Location: Kelmscott, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, GL7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Kelmscott

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Broadwell with Kelmscott

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Garden wall with attached
summerhouse and privy at
Kelmscott Manor

Garden wall, summerhouse and privy. Wall. Probably mid-to late C18. Uncoursed
limestone rubble with coping, ramped near corners on west side, to north side
and northern part of east side; squared and coursed rubble to south side and
southern part of east side and low stone wall with iron railings to remainder of
west side. Encloses an area approximately 70 x 40m roughly, the shape of a
parallelogram, forming the garden of Kelmscott Manor (q.v.). Principal entrance
is towards south end of east side; gateway with raised narrow gable running
along axis of wall has plank door in moulded surround with apparently reused
pointed strap hinges. A few metres to the north (at the point where the
regularly coursed stonework turns to rubble) is a polygonal summerhouse.
Probably late C19. Open to garden side with wooden posts supporting stone slate
roof with stone ball finial. At the south-west corner of the wall, immediately
to the north-west of the service range of Kelmscott Manor, is a privy. Probably
early C19. Rendered uncoursed limestone rubble, scored in imitation of dressed
stone; pyramidal stone slate roof with overhanging eaves and stone ball finial.
Square plan, rounded to south-west corner. Single storey. Boarded door with
bracketed lean-to hood on east side and leaded latticed window to north side.
Interior. Has triple-seater earth closet.

Listing NGR: SU2511698900

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