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Shell Summerhouse, 70 Metres North West of Nettlestead Chace

A Grade II Listed Building in Nettlestead, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1027 / 52°6'9"N

Longitude: 1.0489 / 1°2'56"E

OS Eastings: 608911

OS Northings: 249311

OS Grid: TM089493

Mapcode National: GBR TM5.20T

Mapcode Global: VHLBK.4DDY

Plus Code: 9F43423X+3H

Entry Name: Shell Summerhouse, 70 Metres North West of Nettlestead Chace

Listing Date: 24 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262717

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433502

Location: Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Nettlestead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Nettlestead

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 04 NE
6/130 Shell Summerhouse, 70
- metres north-west of
Nettlestead Chace
- II
Shell summerhouse in the garden of Nectlestead Chace. Early C19, perhaps
c.1800. Octagonal plan, about 2.5m diameter. Timber-framed with wattle and
daub clad in rustic half-logs. Conical thatched roof with finial at apex.
One wall-face and two flanking half-faces are open; the other walls have
internal fixed wooden benches. The ceiling is of octagonal pyramid form
beneath the rafters; it has panels of yellow, grey and pink coarse plaster, in
fans and other geometrical shapes, delicately outlined with borders of mainly
whelk shells. The effect is of a rustic form of domestic ceiling in the Adam
manner. Other types of shells are embedded in the plaster within the panels,
including cockles, oysters, limpets and the occasional conch or coral.
Although repaired after storm and bomb damage, the integrity of the
summerhouse is little impaired.

Listing NGR: TM0891049309

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

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