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Summerhouse Approximately 40 Metres to North of Orchard Lea House

A Grade II Listed Building in Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3WWMHQ+8J

Entry Name: Summerhouse Approximately 40 Metres to North of Orchard Lea House

Listing Date: 8 December 1955

Last Amended: 26 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422991

Location: Steeple Aston, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

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

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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
William Kent.
(VCH: Oxfordshire. Vol XI, p24; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p787)

Listing NGR: SP4747625759

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