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Description: Garden Walls, Attached Outbuildings, Greenhouse and Pillars, West of Blagdon Hall
Date Listed: 29 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 238980
OS Grid Reference: NZ2119777082
OS Grid Coordinates: 421197, 577082
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0877, -1.6694
13/70 Garden walls,
pillars, west of
Garden walls, outbuildings, greenhouse and supporting pillars for roses. Late
C18 or early C19 with alterations under Sir Edwin Lutyens' garden scheme, 1926-
1938. Walls and outbuildings brick in English Garden Wall Bond 1 and 4, with
stone dressings and Lakeland slate roofs; greenhouse glass, wood and cast iron
on ashlar base; pillars brick. Rectangular walled garden with short diagonal
wing walls at southern angles, ending in square piers; south-eastern links to
pond surround (q.v.). Wall with flat stone coping; both coping and coursing
sloped down steeply on either side of lower central section on south. Coping
ramped up on either side of gateway on east, with elaborate wrought-iron gate
between piers with foliate ball finials. Boarded door on north in alternating-
block surround. Greenhouse against inner face of wall to west of door has
patterned spandrel brackets and ornate wrought-iron ridge finials. Pent
outbuildings, against outer face of wall east of door, have boarded doors,
16-pane sash windows and 2 segmental arches.
Cruciform-plan paths within garden lined (except in north-east quarter) by
pillars with dog-tooth friezes and stepped caps; these were formerly linked by
wood rails which supported climbing roses.
Altered greenhouses and house at north-west corner are not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ2119777082
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Source: English Heritage
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