The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

English garden buildings

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562. Garden-buildings, Daines Barrington conjectures, were first erected in England during this reign by Inigo Jones, at Beckett, near Farringdon. There a banqueting-room is placed on a point of land projecting into a lake, and is surrounded with a broad base, or platform, protected by a parapet-wall, and shaded by the far-projecting eaves of the building. It consists of one apartment with a cellar below; and the covered platform or base is supposed to be for the purpose of angling.