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© Mr Terry Abbiss

IoE Number: 269439
Location: ROBIN HOOD'S HUT, ABOUT 400 METRES SOUTH OF HALSWELL HOUSE AT ST 2545 3334,
  GOATHURST, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Terry Abbiss
Date Photographed: 12 June 2004
Date listed: 15 November 1990
Date of last amendment: 15 November 1990
Grade II*

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The following building shall be added to the list:- ST 23 SE GOATHURST HALSWELL PARK 7/172 Robin Hood's Hut, about 400 m south of Halswell House at ST 2545 3334 II* Garden house. 1765. Possibly by Henry Keene or Thomas Wright for Sir Charles Tynte. Brick with render; hipped roof (originally thatched) with clay pantiles and some slates. Central brick chimney stack. Rectangular plan with parlour and kitchen flanking projecting entrance lobby on south side and former canted open loggia on north bide. Gothick Revival style. Single storey. South front has two ogival windows with sashes missing, flanking former loggia which had clustered columns and has stone steps to front; fragments of moulded cornicing. Interior: not inspected; loggia has fragment of ornate plaster frieze set above moulded door architrave. One of a group of parkland buildings and structures, one of the most important picturesque landscapes of its date in Britain. The visitor was brought first to the south elevation, which was covered in bark and knotted tree trunks, and then passed through into the loggia to experience the spectacular view. G Jackson-Stops, Arcadia under the Plough, Country Life, 9 February 1989, pp 82-7.

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