Building record MDR823 - Summerhouse in the grounds of The Mansion, Ashbourne

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Summer House built in grounds of Mansion House, in the mid 18th century, in a Roman Doric style from freestone fa├žade with a brick body. It is a miniature temple of 3 open arched bays divided by pilasters with moulded caps supporting a dentilled pediment. Frequently used by Dr Johnson (vide Boswell). Nos 38, 40 and 72, together with Pegg's Almshouses, Owlfield's Almshouses, The Mansion, the Summerhouse and the cobbled pavements form a group with the parish Church of St Oswald and the churchyard gate piers, gates and walls. (1)

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  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109549.



Grid reference Centred SK 1776 4649 (6m by 6m) (Centre)

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  • EDR2846

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Record last edited

Aug 16 2016 2:02PM

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