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The Pagoda House Lewisham
Summary: The Pagoda is a 3-storey Chinoiserie summerhouse built in 1769 for the Duke of Montagu by Sir William Chambers whose house, Montague House (demolished 1815) used to be near the Ranger's House on the north west of Blackheath. By 1815 it had been crowned with a lead-covered pagoda roof with 'upswept corners and hooked finials of forbidding size' (Pevsner), which may have been added c.1780 when the Duke of Buccleuch was owner of Montague House. Princess Caroline of Brunswick was an early C19th tenant of The Pagoda. A wing with veranda was added in early C19th, and further additions were made in the late C19th and C20th. The gardens were laid out in the 1920s in the style of Gertrude Jekyll.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Pagoda Gardens, Blackheath
Postcode: SE3 > Google Map
Type of site: Private Garden
Date(s): 1920s
Listed structures:
Borough: Lewisham
Site ownership: private
Site management:
Open to public? Occasionally
Opening times: private, open annually for Open House
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Blackheath. Rail/DLR: Lewisham. Bus: 36, 53.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Open House 2001 booklet; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999. Information sheet available for Open House
Grid ref: TQ388761
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Blackheath
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Area of Archaeological Priority
Other LA designation:

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