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Latitude: 51.9283 / 51°55'41"N
Longitude: -1.3109 / 1°18'39"W
OS Eastings: 447476
OS Northings: 225759
OS Grid: SP474257
Mapcode National: GBR 7VL.5CB
Mapcode Global: VHCWV.7S9M
Entry Name: Summerhouse Approximately 40 Metres to North of Orchard Lea House
Listing Date: 8 December 1955
Last Amended: 26 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226000
English Heritage Legacy ID: 422991
Location: Steeple Aston, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25
Civil Parish: Steeple Aston
Built-Up Area: Steeple Aston
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Steeple Aston
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
STEEPLE ASTON SOUTH SIDE
SP4725 (North side)
9/131 Summerhouse approx. 40m to N
08/12/55 of Orchard Lea House
(Formerly listed as Orchard
Lea with summerhouse)
Summeerhouse. Probably early C19 but possibly C18. Brick and limestone rubble;
Stonesfield-slate roof. Rectangular plan. Gothick style. Symmetrical brick front
has 3 tall openings below a continuous stone band; the central door and flanking
12-pane sashes all have ogee heads formed within the top rail. Sides and rear
are of rubble, and there is a large window to rear. Roof has a longer slope in
rear. Orchard Lea House (q.v.) was bought c.1760 by John McClary, chief gardener
at Rousham Park, who could have built the summerhouse under the influence of
(VCH: Oxfordshire. Vol XI, p24; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p787)
Listing NGR: SP4747625759
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