- Dutch Tea House, Eaton Hall
Dutch Tea House, Eaton Hall 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
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.
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.
- List of non-ecclesiastical and non-residential works by John Douglas
- ^ 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
- ^ a b Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 101. ISBN 0-901657-16-6.
- ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hubbard, Edward (2003) , Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 211, ISBN 0-300-09588-0
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