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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
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
980/0/10098 CLEEVE LAWNS
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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