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Group Embracing All Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at Garden House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cottered, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9453 / 51°56'42"N

Longitude: -0.0862 / 0°5'10"W

OS Eastings: 531638

OS Northings: 229147

OS Grid: TL316291

Mapcode National: GBR K8Z.313

Mapcode Global: VHGNW.GC9M

Entry Name: Group Embracing All Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at Garden House

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101298

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159855

Location: Cottered, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Cottered

Built-Up Area: Cottered

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cottered with Broadfield

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

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Group embracing all Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at -Garden House

Stone lanterns. C19 or earlier, brought from Japan and erected for Herbert Goode (1865-1937) a wealthy glass and china merchant who began the Japanese Garden in 1905. Grey granite, turned and carved. Placed to light the 2 main paths, the shrine, and the bridges. Of several traditional designs, the lantern itself is a pierced stone drum, generally hexagonal, with a stone capping in the form of an oversailing roof. Smaller lanterns often have a simple 4-1egged groin-vaulted base of stone. Larger lanterns, such as the KASUGA type (to be seen each side of the shrine, in front of Garden House, and by the Red Arch) are raised on a tall circular shaft with annulet and capital. The pair at the shrine are carved with sun, moon, pine trees, plum trees, and clouds. The lantern next to the door of the Japanese House has crows carved on its top and was copied in Japan for Mr Goode from the famous lantern at Nikko in the DAI-NO-CHIBA Garden. The small square-capped lantern near the waterfall is said to be some 400 years old. Against the western fence is a tall 5-storeyed' pagoda roofed lantern on a 4 legged base. It is of the type called GO-

Listing NGR: TL3163829147

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