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Greenhouse 120 Metres East of Felton Park with Potting Shed at Rear, Felton

Description: Greenhouse 120 Metres East of Felton Park with Potting Shed at Rear

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236774

OS Grid Reference: NU1804800166
OS Grid Coordinates: 418048, 600166
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2953, -1.7173

Location: Riverside, Felton NE65 9HN

Locality: Felton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 9HN

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Listing Text

NU 1800
12/105 Greenhouse 120
metres east of
31/12/69 Felton Park, with
potting shed at rear

Greenhouse. c.1830, incorporating C18 garden wall. Garden wall brick with
stone dressings; greenhouse cast-iron and glass on ashlar base with brick
plinth to east part; potting shed brick with felted roof.

Greenhouse has low 30-bay front wall with boldly-convex pent roof; all glazing
in vertical panels with fishscale pieces of opaque glass; permanent
iron ladder at centre. Upper wall behind has 2 rows of 9 grilled vents.
Left return shows vertical strips of small square panes and half-glazed iron
door with fishscale glazing. Right return has inserted boarded double door.

Rear elevation: pent-roofed potting shed with five 12-pane Yorkshire sash
windows and boarded door on each return.

Interior: Greenhouse has central division wall and door as on left return.
Each part has 4-bay axial arcade of slender iron columns. Plastered rear wall
has vents at roof level closed by pivoting iron shutters with counterweight

Notes: the brick plinth suggests that the east half of the greenhouse is
slightly older, although both parts are otherwise indentical. It is similar
in form to the 1825 conservatory of Beetham, by Webster of Kendal. An
unusually early and well-preserved example.

Listing NGR: NU1804800166

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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