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Summerhouse in Avonbank Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1886 / 52°11'18"N

Longitude: -1.7064 / 1°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 420167

OS Northings: 254521

OS Grid: SP201545

Mapcode National: GBR 4LT.MF2

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.C8R2

Entry Name: Summerhouse in Avonbank Garden

Listing Date: 9 February 1972

Last Amended: 4 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366416

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


604-1/10/228 (South East side)
09/02/72 Summerhouse in Avonbank Garden
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Summerhouse/garden building in the
gardens of the Shakespeare Memorial


Summerhouse, now brass rubbing centre, in gardens belonging to
the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (qv). C18 with c1870
addition. Ashlar and rubble, and brick with ashlar dressings
and graduated slate roof. Rectangular structure with oval
addition to north. Classical style. South part: end pilasters
with entablature blocks and top cornice and blocking course; 5
round-headed openings, the central one an entrance in forward
break under pediment, no glazing etc; returns have
square-headed openings, right return has tiled terrace and
pilasters with signs of capitals and entablature suggesting
removed lean-to structure. Inner entrance to north part has
re-set 6-fielded-panel door. North part: top ashlar
entablature with stylised triglyph frieze and paired timber
brackets to eaves; fielded panels flank 3 curved windows with
6-pane upper sashes over later panels. This was originally a
garden building in the grounds of Avonbank, built c1700 and
rebuilt in 1866, demolished in the C20.
(Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and
Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 44).

Listing NGR: SP2016754521

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