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Summerhouse Approximately 250 Metres South East of Wood House

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7462 / 50°44'46"N

Longitude: -3.9053 / 3°54'19"W

OS Eastings: 265671

OS Northings: 95794

OS Grid: SX656957

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.7BK7

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q3.LC6

Plus Code: 9C2RP3WV+FV

Entry Name: Summerhouse Approximately 250 Metres South East of Wood House

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94984

Location: Wood House, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

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

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1/187 Summerhouse approximately
250 metres south-east of Wood

Small summerhouse alongside the lake. 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite rubble
walls using chosen pieces to produce a crazy paving effect, granite ashlar quoins
and detail; thatch roof.
Plan and description: small summerhouse facing the lake to the west. It is
rectangular in plan with canted corners and open front. Roof over open front
supported on monolithic granite posts with simple classical caps. The post sections
are shaped with 5 uneven sides to accommodate their corner positions. The roof is
hipped each end. Inside the back wall is lined with narrow full height fielded oak
This summerhouse is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go with the rebuilding of Wood House. The landscaping of the nearby lake was an
important component of the scheme. 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: SX6567195794

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