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Tuscan Pavilions

A Grade II Listed Building in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.839 / 51°50'20"N

Longitude: -1.0129 / 1°0'46"W

OS Eastings: 468106

OS Northings: 216061

OS Grid: SP681160

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.NQD

Mapcode Global: VHDV1.D1DJ

Entry Name: Tuscan Pavilions

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Last Amended: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42565

Location: Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Wotton Underwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wotton Underwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


3/172 Tuscan Pavilions (formerly
listed under Wotton House)



Pair of garden pavilions. 1750s, repaired and largely reconstructed in the
1980s. Each pavilion takes the form of a small temple with a pedimented wooden
portico of 4 Tuscan columns at each end. Short lath and plaster side walls and
single cross wall, slate roofs. Pavilions overlook the lake and are set
at slight angle to wide avenue along main axis of house.
Illustrated in Country Life 1949 July 8th.

The historic designed landscape surrounding an early-C18 country house, with a contemporary layout, probably by George London and Henry Wise, developed into an extensive mid-C18 park for George Grenville by Lancelot Brown; William Pitt, later first Earl of Chatham, is credited with significant input with regard to the design.

Listing NGR: SP6810616061

The List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 10 August 2016 as part of the tercentenary celebration of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.

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

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