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Summerhouse, about 120 metres south of Montacute House, and the row of 5 freestanding columns to east

A Grade II Listed Building in Montacute, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9505 / 50°57'1"N

Longitude: -2.7144 / 2°42'51"W

OS Eastings: 349909

OS Northings: 117027

OS Grid: ST499170

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NJ3G

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.N9X

Plus Code: 9C2VX72P+56

Entry Name: Summerhouse, about 120 metres south of Montacute House, and the row of 5 freestanding columns to east

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Last Amended: 27 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434955

Location: Montacute, South Somerset, Somerset, TA15

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Montacute

Built-Up Area: Montacute

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST4917 MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (North side, off)
7/133 Summerhouse, about 120 metres
south of Montacute House, and the
row of 5 freestanding columns to
east
(formerly listed as Garden House
to S. of Montacute House)
19.4.61
GV II
Summerhouse. Dated 1588, but now probably mostly C20. Ham stone ashlar; bitumen felted lean-to roof behind parapet.
Single-storey, 3 bays, facing north along the Cedar Lawn. Step base, moulded plinths, frieze and cornice with tryglyphs
and panelled metopes, open balustrade with obelisk finials and false Dutch gable over central bay with coat of arms and
incised date; arcade of 3 semi-circular arches with lozenge rustication: inside is a panelled dado, with shell-hood
niches in east and west walls, plain flat ceiling. Starting 5 metres east of summerhouse a row of 5 plain Tuscan
columns on plinths, used as landscaping features. The Cedar Lawn, as it is now called, was formerly 'Pig's Wheatle
Orchard', and was probably converted to garden proper in the mid C19; the C16 style facade of the summerhouse may
actually date from Lord Curzon's tenancy in the early C20. (Girouard, M and others, Montacute House, National Trust,
1985).


Listing NGR: ST4991117025

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

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