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Description: Kitchen Garden Walls and Attached House Approximately 600 Metres South East of Blenheim Palace
Date Listed: 27 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 253001
OS Grid Reference: SP4460915623
OS Grid Coordinates: 444609, 215623
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8374, -1.3540
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2/19 Kitchen Garden Walls and
attached house approx. 600m SE
of Blenheim Palace
Walls enclosing kitchen garden. c.1710 by Thomas Churchill and Richard Stacey.
Stone-coped walls, of Flemish bond brick and 4.5m high, enclose area
approximately 80 x 320 metres. Walls have two elliptical curves to each side.
Keyed stone ashlar niches set in walls; bellcote with bell over niche to north.
Large piers, with raised panels and moulded stone plinths, flank north and south
entrances with C20 gates. Banded brickwork with flared headers to piers of east
entrance, with C20 gates, and west entrance which has stone ashlar pedimented
Tuscan gateway flanked by niches, by Sir William Chambers, 1766-75, and late C19
wrought-iron gate. Late C18 gardener's house attached to south-west: of
limestone rubble with M-shaped concrete tile roof, and C19 brick end stacks.
Double-depth plan. 2-storey, 2-window range front has keyed flat stone arches
over late C19 plate-glass sashes. C20 door in gable end. Interior noted as
having quarter-turn stairs with turned balusters. Limestone rubble walls enclose
area approximately 40 x 320 metres to rear. Stacey and Churchill were
master-bricklayers who built Queen Anne's Orangery at Kensington Palace.
(Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p475; D. Green: Blenheim Palace and Gardens:
Listing NGR: SP4460915623
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Source: English Heritage
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