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IoE Number: 253838
Location: GARDEN WALL ATTACHED SUMMERHOUSE AND PRIVY AT KELMSCOTT MANOR,
  KELMSCOTT, WEST OXFORDSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Ben White
Date Photographed: 20 September 2003
Date listed: 30 March 1989
Date of last amendment: 30 March 1989
Grade II

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KELMSCOTT Garden wall with attached SU29NE 5/86 summerhouse and privy at Kelmscott Manor GV II Garden wall, summerhouse and privy. Wall. Probably mid-to late C18. Uncoursed limestone rubble with coping, ramped near corners on west side, to north side and northern part of east side; squared and coursed rubble to south side and southern part of east side and low stone wall with iron railings to remainder of west side. Encloses an area approximately 70 x 40m roughly, the shape of a parallelogram, forming the garden of Kelmscott Manor (q.v.). Principal entrance is towards south end of east side; gateway with raised narrow gable running along axis of wall has plank door in moulded surround with apparently reused pointed strap hinges. A few metres to the north (at the point where the regularly coursed stonework turns to rubble) is a polygonal summerhouse. Probably late C19. Open to garden side with wooden posts supporting stone slate roof with stone ball finial. At the south-west corner of the wall, immediately to the north-west of the service range of Kelmscott Manor, is a privy. Probably early C19. Rendered uncoursed limestone rubble, scored in imitation of dressed stone; pyramidal stone slate roof with overhanging eaves and stone ball finial. Square plan, rounded to south-west corner. Single storey. Boarded door with bracketed lean-to hood on east side and leaded lattticed window to north side. Interior. Has triple-seater earth closet. [2381]

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