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Orangery, Fountain and Garden Wall at Rufford Abbey, Rufford

Description: Orangery, Fountain and Garden Wall at Rufford Abbey

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 241931

OS Grid Reference: SK6458964700
OS Grid Coordinates: 464589, 364700
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1755, -1.0351

Location: May Lodge Dr, Rufford, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DD

Locality: Rufford
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG22 9DD

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Listing Text

SK 66 SW
(east side)
6/81 Orangery, fountain and garden
wall at Rufford Abbey


the grade shall be amended to read: Grade II* (star)


SK 66 SW ROAD (east side)

6/81 Orangery, fountain
and garden wall at
Rufford Abbey


Bath summer house. 1729. By John Hallam. Converted to orangery
1889. Brick and coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings.
Roofless. Chamfered brick and stone plinths, first floor band,
moulded cornice. Single and 2 storeys. 3 unequal bays.
Rectangular plan with, to east, canted bay window and adjoining
threequarter round fountain. North side has central doorway
with elliptical head, flanking pilasters and entablature with
shaped crested gable inscribed 'S 1889'. East end has single
square flanking towers, 3 stages. Bay window has remains of 3
cross casements with moulded architraves. Attached plaque
inscribed 'This fountain is copied from an antique lamp found in
the excavations undertaken by Lord Savile GCB when Ambassador to
Rome on the site of the Temple of Diana Nemorensis at Nemi,
Italy, in 1885'. Towers have each, to east, a single round
window on each floor. West fronts have a doorway with panelled
architrave and keystoned segmental head. Above, a round window,
and above again, another round window and on inside faces, a
doorway with panelled architrave. Top stage of north east tower
rebuilt c.1971. Each tower contains an ashlar newel stair.
Ashlar coped fountain pool contains fountain in the form of a
Roman lamp. Interior has to east, 3 bay Tuscan loggia with
moulded bases and capitals, antae and diced flanking pilasters.
Adjoining garden wall, L-plan, has ramped ashlar coping. To
north, central ashlar doorway. To east, blocked doorway and to
right, pair of blocked ashlar gatepiers with flat caps. Slate
memorial tablet, 1953. Approx. 400 M long.

Listing NGR: SK6458964700

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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