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Summerhouse 180 Metres South East of Woden Croft

A Grade II Listed Building in Hunderthwaite, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5812 / 54°34'52"N

Longitude: -1.9869 / 1°59'12"W

OS Eastings: 400942

OS Northings: 520664

OS Grid: NZ009206

Mapcode National: GBR GHKG.MK

Mapcode Global: WHB4C.G32T

Entry Name: Summerhouse 180 Metres South East of Woden Croft

Listing Date: 17 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111235

Location: Hunderthwaite, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Hunderthwaite

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 02 SW
(East side,off)
11/70 Summerhouse, 180
metres south-east
of Woden Croft
Summerhouse. Early C19. Snecked, squared rubble. Stone-flagged roofs.
Square-plan centre block with set-back flanking wings. Gothick style.

2-storey, one-bay centre block has flush quoins. Pointed-arched opening with
flush voussoirs. Wall sundial above flanked by square stone panels with
incised crosses. Sundial has moulded sill and is inscribed:

Disce bene vivere et mori
est Gratitudinis in memoria pro doctri-
na accepta apud Woden Croft Lodge
ab AD 1807 utque 1815

(Learn to live and die well. This sundial was given by Thomas Branson in
grateful memory of the teaching received at Woden Croft Lodge from 1807 to
1815). Centre block has low-pitched pyramidal roof.

Wings have flush quoins and single window openings with flush lintels and
projecting sills. Flat-coped parapets,with end blocks, conceal lean-to roofs
sloping down to rear.

This summerhouse is similar in design and date to an example known as Monks
House. (See item 11/53).

Listing NGR: NZ0094220664

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

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