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Motherwell,dalzell Park, Gazebo

A Category C Listed Building in Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7715 / 55°46'17"N

Longitude: -3.9856 / 3°59'8"W

OS Eastings: 275534

OS Northings: 654917

OS Grid: NS755549

Mapcode National: GBR 01LP.XX

Mapcode Global: WH4QX.R689

Entry Name: Motherwell,dalzell Park, Gazebo

Listing Date: 24 October 1978

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383442

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38240

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Motherwell And Wishaw

Electoral Ward: Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

1933-39. Octagonal, distyle in antis classical gazebo. Yellow sandstone ashlar on squared and snecked rubble plinth. SE facing. Plain dado and entablature. 3 open faces, 2 plain Doric columns to front, walled faces to sides and rear. Stone flagged floor.

Statement of Interest

Set upon a small terrace cut into a steep SE facing slope of a landscaped and wooded gully and reached by stone steps leading up from the river at the foot of the Dalzell Burn gully. The gazebo is set within an overall landscape design scheme within the gully formerly included several channelled burns with small stone bridges across and a pyramidal wellhead (see separate listing). A local man, Andrew Cassells landscaped the gardens, during the RW Billings era at Dalzell House, 1850 to 60. The gazebo was, however, a much later addition built by Lord Gavin George Hamilton of Dalzell after the death of his wife, Lady Sybil Mary, in 1933. The architrave above the entrance to the gazebo was originally inscribed "in memory of 33 Happy Years". Lord Hamilton spent much of his time after her death reading in the gazebo, which was located so as to overlook the family mausoleum (see separate listing) and Lady Sybil's grave. The stripped classicism of the columns and oversize capitals suggest the influence of Lutyen's Imperial style. The gazebo was originally roofed over, wood panelled inside and fitted with a bench or settle. Probably the last structure to be built on the Dalzell estate by the Hamiltons who after some four centuries moved to Snowdenham House, Surrey in 1952. The first OS survey of 1859 shows a summerhouse on the estate which was later called the Gladstone House, following his visit in 1879. This building no longer exists and has been confused with the octagonal gazebo. However, the 1st edition OS map shows this building to have been in a clearing much closer to the house

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