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Summerhouse 15 Metres South West of Lavengro (Lavengro Not Included)

A Grade II Listed Building in Oulton Broad, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4759 / 52°28'33"N

Longitude: 1.6944 / 1°41'39"E

OS Eastings: 650982

OS Northings: 292860

OS Grid: TM509928

Mapcode National: GBR YT7.P6G

Mapcode Global: VHM6M.B139

Entry Name: Summerhouse 15 Metres South West of Lavengro (Lavengro Not Included)

Listing Date: 21 June 1993

Last Amended: 29 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391274

Location: Oulton Broad, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Oulton Broad

Built-Up Area: Lowestoft

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Oulton St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(south east side)
Summerhouse 15m SW of
Lavengro. (Lavengro not

Summerhouse. c1830, altered. Timber-framed and weatherboarded on brick plinth. Brick extension to west c1850. Late C20 felt roof. Square plan with chamfered comers, to appear octagonal. Ha1f-glazed doors in south-east and north-east chamfered, replaced windows to south. pyramid roof terminating in a small octagonal lantern. Historic association with George Borrow (1803 -1881), who lived at Oulton Cottage 1840 -53 and 1874 -81, dying in Oulton Cottage 1881. The summerhouse was his study. The novel "Lavengro", published 1851, written entirely within this building. Oulton Cottage was demolished after 1885 and a new house was built called Lavengro, which is not included. (Bunn, Ivan: George Borrow's Oulton; Oulton: 1981).

Listing NGR: TM5098292860

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

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