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Curved Linking Wing, Pavilion and Orangery and Including Five-Arched Arcade to Rear of Link - South-, Great Witley

Description: Curved Linking Wing, Pavilion and Orangery and Including Five-Arched Arcade to Rear of Link - South-

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 152318

OS Grid Reference: SO7692364918
OS Grid Coordinates: 376923, 264918
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2819, -2.3397

Location: Great Witley, Worcestershire WR6 6JT

Locality: Great Witley
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR6 6JT

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Listing Text

6/85 Curved linking wing,
pavilion and Orangery and
including five-arched arcade
to rear of link - south-west
of Witley Court


Curved link, possibly formerly nursery wing, five-arched arcade to rear, pavilion
and connecting Orangery. Now ruined. c1860 by S Daukes for Lord Ward, later
first Earl of Dudley. Bathstone ashlar. Curved link extends to south-west of
house terminating with pavilion and connects with rectangular plan Orangery
further west. The arcade is now an isolated structure aligned east/west toward
the centre and rear of the link wall. Curved linking wing: 2 storeys and base-
ment; rusticated plinth, string course, modillion cornice with balustraded
parapet; 7 bays, cambered heads with keystones to basement windows, eared and
shouldered architraves to first storey, aproned semi-circular headed arched
windows with cornices and decorative spandrels to'top storey. Plain five-arched
arcade to rear; pavilion: 2 storeys with moulded plinth and cornice and
balustraded parapet; 2 giant pilasters of composite order flanking single bay,
window similar to top storey of wing, composite portico in antis below.
Orangery: 5:3:5 bays, rusticated plinth, dentilled cornice with egg and dart,
water-leaf and bead and reel enrichments, arcades on composite columns with
balustrade aprons and decorative spandrels. Central 3 bays forming portico with
slight forward break, quadrant steps up.

Listing NGR: SO7692064917

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Source: English Heritage

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