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The Palm House or Orangery, Castle Ashby

Description: The Palm House or Orangery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235431

OS Grid Reference: SP8641459074
OS Grid Coordinates: 486414, 259074
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2231, -0.7364

Location: Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire NN7 1LQ

Locality: Castle Ashby
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN7 1LQ

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Listing Text

13/31 The Palm House or Orangery


Palm house. 1871. By Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, terracotta relief by Blashfieid.
Limestone ashlar, cast iron and glass. Tripartite composition. Italian style. 13
bays. Central 3-bay pavilion has tall glazed arcade with pilasters supporting
round-headed arches with console keyblocks. Terracotta roundels to spandrels of
central arch. Moulded stone cornice and "attic" with long terracotta relief of
classical figures. Octagonal glazed dome within balustraded parapet. One-bay
pavilion either end with similar arcades, moulded cornices and balustraded
parapets and lower 4-bay wings linking pavilions, with glazed bays separated by
pilastered piers; plain entablature and balustraded parapet. Interior: central
domed space is separated from wings by 3-bay stone arcades similar to that of
facade and has central pool. Similar arcades separate wings from end pavilions. Wings
have glazed triple-span roof on circular cast-iron columns. Palm House stands at
head of central formal axis of Italian Garden. (Castle Ashby park and gardens
are included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens for Northamptonshire at
Grade I)
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p145)

Listing NGR: SP8641459074

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

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