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Latitude: 50.7474 / 50°44'50"N
Longitude: -3.9088 / 3°54'31"W
OS Eastings: 265430
OS Northings: 95935
OS Grid: SX654959
Mapcode National: GBR Q7.79P5
Mapcode Global: FRA 27P3.K0S
Entry Name: Bowling Green Pavilion Approximately 100 Metres South of Wood House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106028
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94979
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: South Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON
1/182 Bowling Green Pavilion
approximately 100 metres south of
Pavilion. 1889-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite ashlar, more rubbley on the lesser
Plan and description: pavilion in a simple classical style like a loggia. It faces
north-east, built across the hillslope and terraced into it. 3-bay arcade of plain
round-headed arches on square-section piers interrupting a dripcourse at impost
level. Each end wings break forward with similar round-headed arches in shallow
square-headed recesses each front end. These end arches lead to steps rising over
changing rooms each end of the arcade. Paved balcony on the top with an open
balustrade with turned balusters identical to those used on the parapet over the
hall of Wood House (q.v.).
This pavilion is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go
with the rebuilding of Wood House (q.v.). Mawson himself considered the whole
scheme as one of his major achievements.
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.
Listing NGR: SX6543095935
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