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GAZEBO WITHIN THE GARDEN OF FORMER AMWELL HOUSE

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 WITHIN THE GARDEN OF FORMER AMWELL HOUSE

List entry Number: 1275397

Location

GAZEBO WITHIN THE GARDEN OF FORMER AMWELL HOUSE, BETWEEN NUMBERS 28 AND 34, SCOTTS ROAD, WARE, SG12 9JQ

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ware

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 02/08/2016

TL3513NE 829-1/13/160

WARE TOWN SCOTTS ROAD (West side) Gazebo within the garden of former Amwell House

(Formerly listed as Gazebo between Nos. 28 and 34 (not included)) 08/05/50 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

Books and journals
Heath, C, The Book of Ware A Portrait of the Town, (1977), 105-6
Heath, C, The Book of Ware A Portrait of the Town, (1977), 120-1
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 21 Hertfordshire,

National Grid Reference: TL 35674 13828

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