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Summer House

A Grade I Listed Building in Swinstead, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.7901 / 52°47'24"N

Longitude: -0.4865 / 0°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 502160

OS Northings: 322469

OS Grid: TF021224

Mapcode National: GBR FT6.3TL

Mapcode Global: WHGLB.H4KB

Plus Code: 9C4XQGR7+3C

Entry Name: Summer House

Listing Date: 15 December 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1062789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 194209

Location: Swinstead, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG33

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

Civil Parish: Swinstead

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Swinstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TF 02 SW (east side)

6/235 Summer House
(formerly listed as
Swinstead Water
Tower at Park Farm)


Summer house. c.1720 by Sir John Vanbrugh, with C19 raising at
the rear and alterations, possibly due to J. B. Papworth, C20
alterations. Ashlar. Pyramidal lead roofs, slate roofs. T-
plan. 3 storey, 3 bay front, with chamfered plinth, coved first
and second floor bands, plain parapet. The outer bays are
recessed tallertowers. Central C19 5 light window with large
square mullions. The reveals of original doorway to front can
still be seen, flanked by single blank openings. To first floor
a central semi-circular headed window flanked by single fixed
lights. To second floor a 3 light C19 opening with square
mullions is flanked by single semi-circular headed windows. All
semi-circular headed windows have moulded impost blocks. Other
openings have splayed ashlar lintels. On the side walls are
single blank openings to the lower storeys and at the top single
semi-circular headed windows. Original windows have glazing
bars. Ground storey only of rear wing survives, raised and of
rendered brick in C19. It has blank semi-circular panels to the
rear and right hand walls. Interior has semi-circular headed
doorways, one flanked by hemispherically headed niches.

Listing NGR: TF0216022469

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