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Summerhouse Approximately 75 Metres to South West of Stokecliff

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3443 / 50°20'39"N

Longitude: -3.5756 / 3°34'32"W

OS Eastings: 287984

OS Northings: 50558

OS Grid: SX879505

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RYSN

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D4.2V3

Entry Name: Summerhouse Approximately 75 Metres to South West of Stokecliff

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Last Amended: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387360

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


673-1/6/250 (South West side)
19/02/90 Summerhouse approximately 75 metres
to south-west of Stokecliff
(Formerly Listed as:
Summerhouse about 60 metres south
west of Stoke Cliff)


Summerhouse, called "the temple" by the residents of
Stokecliff. c1820-30. Plastered stone rubble, roof material
has gone.
PLAN: Terraced into steep hillside, the back part enclosed by
stone walls, the front part open like a simple portico in
EXTERIOR: Built to resemble a classical temple. Roman Doric
style. The front is an open 3-bay colonnade of timber columns
(in August 1990, the outer 2 had collapsed and the middle 2
were leaning) to a Doric frieze with mutules, triglyphs and
the rest under a false pediment, the front gable end of the
roof. The roof has no cladding.
INTERIOR: The plastered stone walls contain a series of
round-headed niches, 3 on the back wall and one to each side
wall. These could have been used for statues or night lights.
There is the remains of an old wooden bench, probably not an
original feature. Boarded common rafter roof.

Listing NGR: SX8798450558

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

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