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Boat House at East End of Lake Approximately 300 Metres South of Sarsden House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sarsden, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9021 / 51°54'7"N

Longitude: -1.5772 / 1°34'37"W

OS Eastings: 429187

OS Northings: 222705

OS Grid: SP291227

Mapcode National: GBR 5RS.Q2X

Mapcode Global: VHBZF.MG25

Plus Code: 9C3WWC2F+V4

Entry Name: Boat House at East End of Lake Approximately 300 Metres South of Sarsden House

Listing Date: 15 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 254086

Location: Sarsden, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Sarsden

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Churchill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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7/191 Boat house at E end of lake
approx. 300m S of Sarsden

- II

Boat house. Circa 1796 by Humphry Repton for John Langston. Boulder-faced
sub-structure with wood superstructure and rubble projection to rear; stone
slate roofs. Built in the form of a classical temple. Sub-structure has
round-headed arch with voussoirs. 'Temple' above in the style of a distyle in
antis portico of the Doric order with applied bark decoration to columns and
antae; the columns wrapped round with diagonally placed iron bands. Round-headed
arches to left and right with wood imposts and 'keystones'. Wooden bench to back
with applied bark decoration above. Humphry Repton, who created the lake by
which the boat house stands, presented a Red Book for improvements to Sarsden
(including the lake) to John Langston in March 1796. From drawings in the RIBA
drawings collection it appears that he originally intended the boat house to be
of stone with Ionic columns but presumably this design was quickly substituted
as there is no evidence to suggest that a stone boat house was ever built.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp752-3; Nigel Temple: 'Sarsden
Oxfordshire'; Journal of Garden History: Vol.6, No.2 (1986), pp89-111
(esp.pp99-101); RIBA drawings collection: Cat., p.116 (31))

Listing NGR: SP2918722705

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