Dutch Tea House, Eaton Hall

Dutch Tea House, Eaton Hall

Coordinates: 53°08′15″N 2°52′33″W / 53.1374°N 2.8759°W / 53.1374; -2.8759

Dutch Tea House, Eaton Hall
Dutch Tea House in Eaton Hall gardenson an open day
Dutch Tea House in Eaton Hall gardens
on an open day
Location: Eaton Hall, Cheshire, England
OS grid reference: SJ 415 604
Built: 1872
Built for: 2nd Earl Grosvenor
Architect: John Douglas
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated: 2 November 1983
Reference #: 1330197
Dutch Tea House, Eaton Hall is located in Cheshire
Location in Cheshire

The Dutch Tea House is in the grounds of Eaton Hall, Cheshire, England. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.[1]

The building was designed by the Chester architect John Douglas for the 2nd Earl Grosvenor (later the 1st Duke of Westminster) in 1872. It stands at the north end of the Dutch Garden which was designed by C. E. Mallows.[1][2]

The tea house has a cruciform plan. It is a timber-framed building on a red sandstone plinth with a red tiled roof that rises with a concave profile to a point. On the apex is a large lead finial with a small weather vane. At the front is a verandah, the tearoom is in the centre and to the left, and the kitchen is on the right. The wooden posts supporting the verandah are carved, and above these is a pargetted frieze. A flight of six steps leads down to the Dutch Garden.[1][2][3]

See also

  • List of non-ecclesiastical and non-residential works by John Douglas


  1. ^ a b c "Tea House at north end of Dutch Garden, Eaton Park", The National Heritage List for England (English Heritage), 2011, http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1330197, retrieved 5 May 2011 
  2. ^ a b Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 101. ISBN 0-901657-16-6. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (2003) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 211, ISBN 0-300-09588-0