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Last edited 26 Jun 2021
This is the summerhouse in the garden at Elgar's birthplace near Worcester.
- It can refer to a country house that predominantly serves as a residence or holiday home during the summer.
- Or a structure that is similar to a gazebo, pavilion, pergola or bandstand in terms of basic functionality. These structures are used to create shade in a sunny part of a garden or shelter from rain. They are often built on private property, some are attached to a garden wall but most are freestanding. They generally have a built-in floor and may be screened, curtained or otherwise closed in to protect occupants from the elements. They are generally small, permanent structures that are sometimes octagonal or round. In some situations, it may be necessary to obtain planning permission to construct a summerhouse. The outbuildings portion of the Planning Portal offers guidance for England, but policy in Scotland and Wales may differ. For additional information, the Government recommends making contact with the appropriate local planning authority (LPA).
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