If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Orangery with Front Terrace and Wall with Sphinxes at Trent Park
Date Listed: 17 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 200843
OS Grid Reference: TQ2918797341
OS Grid Coordinates: 529187, 197341
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6600, -0.1337
TQ 29 NE (north side, off)
19/132 Orangery with front
terrace and wall with
sphinxes at Trent Park
Orangery, now part of music school. Circa 1930 by Col R Cooper for Sir Philip
Sassoon, incorporating early C18 sculpture from Wrest Park, Beds. Red brick in
Flemish bond with stone dressings and sculpture; sphinxes of Coade stone; flat
roof concealed by parapet. One storey. 5 bays, the end bays canted. Each bay,
and the returned end bays, has a round-arched small-pane French window below
fanlight with radial glazing bars. Band below coped parapet which supports 3
sculptures (at centre and ends) each comprising a garlanded urn flanked by
cherubs. In front of Orangery is terrace approached up 4 shallow steps to each
side of which are low brick walls which return to the organgery as quadrants;
next to the steps they terminate in plinths which have Coade stone roundels of
the seasons and support sphinxes, one of which is dated 1787. Late C20 music
shool addition to rear of orangery is not of special interest. Orangery listed
principally because of interest of the C18 sculptures.
Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, Part 17;
Listing NGR: TQ2918797341
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.