List entry

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: GAZEBO BETWEEN NUMBERS 28 AND 34 (NOT INCLUDED)

List entry Number: 1275397

Location

GAZEBO BETWEEN NUMBERS 28 AND 34 (NOT INCLUDED), SCOTTS ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireEast HertfordshireDistrict AuthorityWare

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-May-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 412393

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

WARE TOWN

TL3513NE SCOTTS ROAD 829-1/13/160 (West side) 08/05/50 Gazebo between Nos.28 and 34 (not included)

GV II*

Gazebo. Built c1768 by John Scott, the Quaker poet, of Amwell House. Restored 1990. Constructed above the grotto (qv) on the summit of the hillside above Scott's garden. Single storey, octagonal plan. High brick plinth, with 2 flights of flint steps to entrance, with half glazed door, with pointed fanlight with Gothic tracery above. In remainder, 3 flush set Gothic arched, traceried, casement windows, alternating with flint-faced panels. Moulded wood cornice. Old tiled roof. Described by Scott as his `airy octogon', from which he commanded a panorama from Hertford, across Ware to Great Amwell, the subject of his long poem `Amwell'. (Heath C: The Book of Ware. A Portrait of the Town: Chesham: 1977-: 105-6, 120-1; Perman D: Ware UD. List of buildings of special arch or historic interest: 1993-: 57; Ware 25" to 1 Mile. Surveyed by the Ordnance Survey Department: 1851-).

Listing NGR: TL3567413828

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Heath, C - Title: The Book of Ware A Portrait of the Town - Date: 1977 - Page References: 105-6
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Heath, C - Title: The Book of Ware A Portrait of the Town - Date: 1977 - Page References: 120-1
  3. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 21 Hertfordshire - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: TL 35674 13828

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