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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262717
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433502
Location: Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8
District: Mid 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
TM 04 NE
Shell Summerhouse, 70 metres north-west of Nettlestead Chace
Shell summerhouse in the garden of Nettlestead 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: TM0891149311
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