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Rustic Tea House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stow Hill, Newport

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5789 / 51°34'43"N

Longitude: -3.0031 / 3°0'11"W

OS Eastings: 330588

OS Northings: 187144

OS Grid: ST305871

Mapcode National: GBR J5.CPBT

Mapcode Global: VH7BC.WLR0

Entry Name: Rustic Tea House

Listing Date: 31 March 2000

Last Amended: 31 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23136

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: About 25m SW of main pavilion in Belle Vue Park.

County: Newport

Community: Stow Hill

Community: Stow Hill

Locality: Belle Vue Park

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The land for the park was given by Lord Tredegar in 1891. Mawson won the competition (despite submitting designs for the wrong site) and the park opened in 1894. Mawson designed the layout for the park, and virtually all the buildings including terraces and tea pavilion, lodges, bridges, walls and gatepiers. Mawson became a landscape architect and town planner of international importance with commissions throughout Britain, and also in Canada and Greece.
The "Rustic Tea House" was built around 1910 (cost £135) to provide additional space for serving teas in rainy weather.

Exterior

Wooden structure with hipped tiled roof supported on wooden pillars. Five bays by two of segmental arches with rails above rising to eaves. End bays, and 2 to NW, have diagonal lattice screens.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with adjacent listed Pavilion and Terraces.

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