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HER Number:MDV32452
Name:Summerhouse at Roborough, Pilton


Late 19th century rustic timber summerhouse.


Grid Reference:SS 567 350
Map Sheet:SS53NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPilton West
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53NE/87
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUMMERHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1984, West Pilton, 36 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350701.

Goodwin, N., 1989, Summer House south of Folly (Worksheet). SDV77083.

Vis=13/6/1989 (goodwin). Collapsing wooden summer house with remains of thatching. The summer house is on levelled ground fronted by a castellated wall. Below the wall is a rectangular enclosure with a rounded exterior. Measurements internally: 2m x 1.3m. There is a hole in the roof (goodwin).

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Circular building shown.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1325569 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Summer House and Terrace 80 metres north of Roborough House. Rustic timber summerhouse. Late C19 with wheat-reed thatched conical roof supported on uprights of tree branches with bark. 3 bays at front open and back infilled with halved branch ribs and infill forming fanned vaulting pattern supported on little rustic branch brackets. Around back wall is bench on rustic timber posts and shaped central table on central post. Summerhouse set on front of a terrace with retaining wall rounded in plan in shale rubble with four-centred arch opening and narrow slits either side in the form of a ruin. Brick-vaulted and lined inside. One ofvarious elements forming a sylvan landscaped garden to Roborough House.
Date first listed: 16th November 1984

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350701List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. West Pilton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 36.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113596 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1325569.
SDV77083Worksheet: Goodwin, N.. 1989. Summer House south of Folly. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV123095Related to: Roborough House, West Pilton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2019 7:44AM