History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Group Embracing All Stone Lanterns in Japanese Garden at Garden House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cottered, Hertfordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C3XWWW7+4G

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

Town: 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

Find accommodation in


(west side)
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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.