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Latitude: 51.8285 / 51°49'42"N
Longitude: -2.1298 / 2°7'47"W
OS Eastings: 391152
OS Northings: 214434
OS Grid: SO911144
Mapcode National: GBR 1LQ.8CP
Mapcode Global: VH94M.19FN
Entry Name: Beach Hall (The Summer House) Circa 5 Metres South of Witcombe Park
Listing Date: 4 July 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304582
English Heritage Legacy ID: 135053
Location: Great Witcombe, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL3
Civil Parish: Great Witcombe
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Great Witcombe St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
GREAT WITCOMBE WITCOMBE PARK
SO 91 SW
7/103 Beach Hall (The Summer House)
c5m south of Witcombe Park
Summer house. Formerly dated 1697, date no longer visible;
interior altered C19. Limestone plinth, coarse render over lathing
above with exposed timber uprights with Ionic capitals at each
corner; stone slate roof with red brick stack. Square plan. The
building formerly stood at the corner of a walled garden, part of
which still exists. West front: central Cl9 door with 6 flush
panels and a moulded architrave, reached via 5 segmental limestone
steps. Twelve-pane sash with a moulded architrave to the right-
hand return. Part-glazed C19 door with glazing bars at the- rear,
entered through walled garden. Ogee-curved roof on a 12-sided base
with large wooden brackets with simple foliate decoration, above
the level of the eaves. Cube sundial with metal gnomon on all 4
sides, ball finial and weather vane.
Interior: simple C19 fireplace; ceiling now collapsed revealing
the early roof structure which comprises a single vertical upright
from which raking struts radiate out to the common rafters. Floor
in state of decay and holes beginning to appear at time of resurvey
- February 1987.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of
Listing NGR: SO9115214434
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