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ROBIN HOOD'S HUT, ABOUT 400 METRES SOUTH OF HALSWELL HOUSE AT ST 2545 3334

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: ROBIN HOOD'S HUT, ABOUT 400 METRES SOUTH OF HALSWELL HOUSE AT ST 2545 3334

List entry Number: 1060155

Location

ROBIN HOOD'S HUT, ABOUT 400 METRES SOUTH OF HALSWELL HOUSE AT ST 2545 3334

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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Goathurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Nov-1990

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 269439

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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.

Listing NGR: ST2544733327

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 9 February, (1989), 82-87

National Grid Reference: ST 25447 33327

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