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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ENTRANCE GATES AND SCREEN ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WOTTON HOUSE, WITH GAZEBO AND WALLS TO PAVILIONS

List entry Number: 1124222

Location

ENTRANCE GATES AND SCREEN ACROSS EAST FRONT OF WOTTON HOUSE, WITH GAZEBO AND WALLS TO PAVILIONS

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
BuckinghamshireAylesbury ValeDistrict AuthorityWotton Underwood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Feb-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 42552

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Details

SP 61 NE WOTTON UNDERWOOD WOTTON HOUSE

3/163 Entrance gates and screen across E. front of Wotton House, with gazebo and walls to Pavilions 25.10.51 (formerly listed under Wotton House)

GV I

Entrance gates, screen and gazebo. Early C18. Ironwork by Thomas Robinson. Screen in front of forecourt has ashlar dwarf walls and piers, and wrought iron railings, the centre part bowed to east with curved walls flanking group of 3 wrought iron gates. Low ashlar walls connect screen with Clock and South Pavilions. These walls and dwarf walls have moulded panels, broad pilasters, and moulded bases and cornices. 8 tall square piers have similar panels, bases and cornices, and also finely carved stone urn finials and side pilasters topped with elaborate carved scrolls. Railings have standard panels with scroll ornament and crests. Scrolled frieze and crest to overthrow of central carriage gates. Narrow pedestrian gates have semi-circular heads with radiating ornament and are set between railings with similar overthrow. Screen continues infront of Pavilions in form of brick wall with ashlar coping, the N. part with wrought iron railings. Attached to N. end, in garden of Clock Pavilion, is small gazebo of brick with stone quoins, coved wooden cornice, and flat roof. 2-panelled door in moulded stone architrave surround with cornice. Louvred window with segmental head. Screen is an important part of the formal composition of Wotton House.

Listing NGR: SP6859916214

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 4 Buckinghamshire - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: SP 68599 16214

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