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Summerhouse at North West Corner of Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0265 / 52°1'35"N

Longitude: 0.2369 / 0°14'12"E

OS Eastings: 553564

OS Northings: 238814

OS Grid: TL535388

Mapcode National: GBR MBX.SVL

Mapcode Global: VHHL4.2B2B

Entry Name: Summerhouse at North West Corner of Gardens

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370398

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB10

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Built-Up Area: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


669-1/1/358 Summerhouse at north-west corner of
01/11/72 gardens


Pavilion. 1839/40. Yellow-grey gault brick. Octagonal plan,
aligned SE-NW with front face on SE side, lead dome above a
coved cornice. 5 sides have segment headed sash windows with
glazing bars, 3x4 panes, 2 blank on N and E sides. Decorative
recessed wooden panels below, moulded cement architraves with
ornamental keystones (faces, but now mostly eroded or
missing), also ground level consoles. Doorway approached by
step, door of 2 leaves similar to windows, recessed arched
panel above with coved bracket now missing classical bust
(recorded previously), similar coved bracket on blank N wall.
Rear NW window has a half round external step. INTERIOR: Ionic
angle pilasters and an inscribed frieze in memory of Francis
Gibson. The 2 blank N and E walls are each painted with vine
branches, birds and putto. Tiled floor ornamented with central
leaf decorated roundel and a surrounding circlet of Greek key
(Bosworth J & Collins T: Uttlesford District Council: Bridge
End Gardens, Saffron Walden: Great Dunmow, Essex: 1983-).

Listing NGR: TL5356438814

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