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The Hill Garden Central Temple Summerhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hampstead Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5652 / 51°33'54"N

Longitude: -0.1826 / 0°10'57"W

OS Eastings: 526065

OS Northings: 186710

OS Grid: TQ260867

Mapcode National: GBR D0.0N3

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.SXBH

Entry Name: The Hill Garden Central Temple Summerhouse

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113199

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477624

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/8/1224 The Hill Garden central temple
14/12/78 summerhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Central summer house in Hill Garden
at Inverforth House)


Temple summerhouse, aligned westwards on Inverforth House
(qv), linking Western Pergola (qv) and Bridge (qv). c1912. By
Thomas H Mawson as part of a continued garden scheme for Lord
Leverhulme at The Hill (now Inverforth House). This part of
the garden is now in separate ownership to the house; for the
house garden features see Inverforth House, North End Way
(qv). In the form of a circular temple on a brick and stone
banded plinth. Brick banded Portland stone walls open on east
and west sides with Doric columns (west side also with
wrought-iron gate) and to the south with balustrade.
Entablature and projecting modillion cornice with lion masks
at intervals; copper domed roof. Approached on western side
from Western Pergola by a flight of steps with stone
HISTORICAL NOTE: the terraces were constructed using spoil
from the Hampstead Tube excavations. Excellent views towards
house and Southern Pergola (qv) and over Hampstead Heath. The
garden was divided when the house became a hospital; this part
of the garden is open to the public.

Listing NGR: TQ2606586710

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

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