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The Hill Garden Western Summerhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hampstead Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5652 / 51°33'54"N

Longitude: -0.1838 / 0°11'1"W

OS Eastings: 525983

OS Northings: 186713

OS Grid: TQ259867

Mapcode National: GBR D0.0B7

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.RXPG

Entry Name: The Hill Garden Western Summerhouse

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477635

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/7/1228 The Hill Garden western summerhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Western Summer House in Hill Garden,
at Inverforth House)


Summerhouse forming belvedere to west of, and closing western
vista of, Western Pergola (qv). c1912. By Thomas H Mawson as
part of a continued garden scheme for Lord Leverhulme at The
Hill (now Inverforth House) (qv). This part of the garden is
now in separate ownership to the house; for the house garden
features see Inverforth House, North End Way entries. Brick
screen walls with rusticated quoins. Pyramidised slate roof.
Western side open with Portland stone Doric columns carrying
stone entablature with decorated lead rainwater gutter.
Attached cast and wrought-iron balustrade, of scroll and
floral design, to viewing platform with good views over
Hampstead Heath and into northern garden. North & south
facades, lunettes with keystones and tile dressings. Eastern
facade to pergola has a stone niche in rectangular surround
with keystone.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the terraces were constructed using spoil
from the Hampstead Tube excavation. Excellent views over
Hampstead Heath and back towards the house. The garden was
divided when the house became a hospital; this part of the
garden is open to the public.

Listing NGR: TQ2598386713

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

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