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Gazebo and Grotto Below in Back Garden of Number 20

A Grade II* Listed Building in Snaresbrook, London

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Latitude: 51.5776 / 51°34'39"N

Longitude: 0.0312 / 0°1'52"E

OS Eastings: 540846

OS Northings: 188480

OS Grid: TQ408884

Mapcode National: GBR MJ.6JX

Mapcode Global: VHHN4.HLCZ

Entry Name: Gazebo and Grotto Below in Back Garden of Number 20

Listing Date: 20 December 1954

Last Amended: 5 November 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204798

Location: Redbridge, London, E11

County: London

District: Redbridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Snaresbrook

Built-Up Area: Redbridge

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Wanstead St Mary with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TQ 4088
Gazebo and grotto below
14/19 in back garden of No 20
(formerly listed as gazebo
20.12.54 in back garden of No 18)

The grade shall be upgraded to grade II* (star) and the description shall be
amended to read:-

Gazebo with grotto below. Early C18. Gazebo of finely-jointed red brick in Flemish
bond with decorative vertical strips of paler, pink, brick; ashlar dressings; roof
not visible. Grotto of red brick lined with mortar set with iron slag and shells,
much of lining gone. Gazebo is square on plan, one storey, having: chamfered
plinth, rubbed-brick flat-arched opening to each side flanked by similarly-arched
narrow recessed panels, each with brick cornice, north and south sides each with
sash with glazing bars and exposed sash box, west and east sides with double
part-glazed doors and 4-pane overlights. Parapet with 3 panels to each face and
moulded stone cornice. Interior: fielded panelling to walls and reveals; cornice,
corner fireplace; panelled folding window shutters. The gazebo is built on a small
mound formed of earth covering brick cross-vaulted grotto which has round-arched
entrances on north and south sides. This was originally a feature in the grounds of
the Wanstead Grove estate.


Gazebo in back garden
of No 20
(formerly listed as
Gazebo in gardens
of No 18)
TQ 4088 14/19 20.12.54
Early C18. One storey, red brick gazebo. One old sash window (with thick glazing
bars), each face with narrow recessedpanels to each side, rubbed brick heads.
Parapet with 3 panels in each face. Moulded stone capped parapet. East and
west fronts have double glazed doors in place of sash windows. Fielded panelling
inside with corner fireplace. A good example of a Georgian gazebo, built on
a small mount.

Listing NGR: TQ4084688480

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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