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The Tea House 50 Metres East of Chinese Temple and Connecting Tunnel to Egyptian Portal

A Grade II Listed Building in Biddulph, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1294 / 53°7'45"N

Longitude: -2.1607 / 2°9'38"W

OS Eastings: 389342

OS Northings: 359149

OS Grid: SJ893591

Mapcode National: GBR 12T.SMK

Mapcode Global: WHBC7.SL8S

Entry Name: The Tea House 50 Metres East of Chinese Temple and Connecting Tunnel to Egyptian Portal

Listing Date: 20 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275221

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST8

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Biddulph

Built-Up Area: Biddulph

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Biddulph St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8934 5914
7/16 The Tea House 50m east
- of Chinese Temple and
20.3.74 connecting tunnel to
Egyptian portal


Ornamental garden building: cottage orné and tunnel connecting to
Egyptian portal (q.v.). Dated 1856. Rendered brickwork and some timber
framing. Tiled roof with finials and cusped bargeboard; large side
stack to right. Two-storey gabled frontage, built into embankment,
painted to represent timber framing. 3-light casement window to corbelled
first floor flanked by painted date and initialled over "M M". Loggia
entrance with timber columns framing central round arch. Cottage also has
access from rear at higher embankment level, with elevation in genuine
timber framing. Forms termination of perimeter perambulation of garden commenced
at Bateman's study. Interior: loggia enters short south arm of cruciform
tunnel layout, this axis ends to north in boarded seating apse, east end
(still within cottage ground floor) also apsidal contains over-life-sized
sculpture of seated baboon; exit to north leads to upper level; the
crossing has some mock bamboo-work walls and ceiling panels; the long
west arm, which is a genuine tunnel, connects to the Egyptian portal (q.v.),
thus continuing the sequential perambulation of the gardens, from the Chinese
layout and the pinetum to the Wellingtonia Avenue.

Listing NGR: SJ8934259149

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