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Kent Seat at No 24

A Grade II Listed Building in Downend and Bromley Heath, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4937 / 51°29'37"N

Longitude: -2.5055 / 2°30'19"W

OS Eastings: 364999

OS Northings: 177317

OS Grid: ST649773

Mapcode National: GBR CX3.2D

Mapcode Global: VH88H.JQ89

Entry Name: Kent Seat at No 24

Listing Date: 13 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488088

Location: Downend and Bromley Heath, South Gloucestershire, BS16

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Downend and Bromley Heath

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Downend

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


980/0/10098 CLEEVE LAWNS
13-SEP-01 Downend
Kent Seat


Kent Seat in rear garden of 24 Cleeve Lawns, Downend, Mangotsfield, South Gloucs.

Wooden alcove or garden seat. C.1750, attributed to Thomas Wright of Durham. Timber, painted, on a cement-rendered base with Pennant stone paving, zinc roof covering. Semi-octagonal west-facing structure with pedimented fa?ade with latticed decoration; ogee arched opening rises from imposts. Interior retains dentil cornice, panelled walls and seat. HISTORY: associated with Thomas Wright of Durham's work for the owner of Cleve Hill House, the now-demolished house in the former grounds of which this structure stands. A garden plan for the estate (now in the Victoria & Albert Museum) was prepared for the owner, Charles Bragge, in the 1750s. Structures such as this take their generic name from William Kent, the architect and designer, who originated this alcove type at Rousham Park, Oxon. in the late 1730s. Listed as a rare survival of this inherently fragile sort of garden structure.

[Report by Laurie Bingle and James Russell for the Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society, 2000].

Listing NGR: ST6499977317

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