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Summer House in Garden of Purbeck House

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6069 / 50°36'24"N

Longitude: -1.9597 / 1°57'34"W

OS Eastings: 402947

OS Northings: 78580

OS Grid: SZ029785

Mapcode National: GBR 459.WXV

Mapcode Global: FRA 67SG.GCW

Plus Code: 9C2WJ24R+Q4

Entry Name: Summer House in Garden of Purbeck House

Listing Date: 21 March 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108215

Location: Swanage, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Swanage

Built-Up Area: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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(south side)
Summer House in garden of
Purbeck House
SZ 0278 NE 5/89

Probably C18, built in connection with the earlier house. Circular summer house,
raised above garden level on an earth mound, approached by a stone stair. There
was formerly a water tank under the floor. Stone walls, rendered externally, Purbeck
Stone roof. Interior has a blocked fireplace and 2 ornamental plaster plaques.
Manhole to former water tank in the floor. Fixed timber table with circular revolving
top made from a cart wheel from one of the former horse-drawn carts used to transport
stone to boats at the quay. At the rear of the summer house is a raised water tank,
in a stone, brick and timber structure, dated 1884, which at one time fed the cistern
below the summer house.

Listing NGR: SZ0294778580

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