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Kitchen Garden Walls Including the Garden House, the Fruit House and Other Attached Garden Buildings, Sutton upon Tern

Description: Kitchen Garden Walls Including the Garden House, the Fruit House and Other Attached Garden Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 August 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 260281

OS Grid Reference: SJ6771533038
OS Grid Coordinates: 367715, 333038
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8938, -2.4813

Location: Sutton upon Tern, Shropshire TF9 2AA

Locality: Sutton upon Tern
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF9 2AA

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Listing Text

SJ 63 SE side)

3/123 Kitchen garden walls
20.8.71 and 21.11.85 including The Garden
House, the Fruit House
and other attached garden
buildings approx. 28
metres to south-west of
Pell Wall (formerly
listed as 3 separate


Kitchen garden walls, attached garden buildings and gardener's house.
Circa 1822-8, by Sir John Soane. Some late C19 alterations and additions.
Red brick walls (English bond except for northern length which is in Flemish
bond) with grey sandstone coping. Rectangular enclosure approximately 80 x
45 metres with quadrant corners and quadrant link walls to former gardener 5
house to west. Entrances in the corners of the east and west walls and in
the centre to south consisting of round archways with large flush-panelled
doors (8 panels with 2-panelled tympana) and flanking piers with panelled
pendentive dome type stone finials. Similar piers at junction with quadrant
link walls to former gardener's house. Northern length of wall higher than
rest and further raised in late C19 to accommodate greenhouse on south side.
Steps down slope in 3 lengths. Panelled end piers and stone flue caps with
miniature pediments and antefixae of typical Soane design. Lean to fruit
house on north side, in line with former roof height. Red brick with stone-
coped parapeted end walls and graded slate roof. Alternate 20-paned glazing
bar sashes and boarded doors with stone hinge blocks and tapered stone lintels
(to accommodate the fall of the ground). Late C19 brick water tower adjoin-
ing at east end. The central room projects slightly and has a doorway leading
through to the kitchen garden. The room is called the Fruit Room on the
Soane drawing. Late C19 lean-to wrought-iron greenhouses on south side of
wall. T-section ribs, curbed at base and resting on low brick walls.
Short section projecting at right angles to right. This section of the garden
walls is probably built in Flemish bond to allow for the passage of hot air
within enabling the growing of fruit. The Garden House: red brick with
hipped graded slate roof with lead flat. 2 storeys over basement.
Wide eaves. Pair of brick stacks, each consisting of 2 square shafts with
inset corners. West front: 3 bays; 20-pane glazing bar sashes with stone
cills and stone lintels with recessed lower edges. First floor 10-pane glazing
bar sashes. Set back one-storey 2-bay wings. Flat roofs with coped parapets
and parapeted gable ends. Integral brick end stacks. Semi-circular openings
in each gable end. One storey 5-bay additon set back to left. C20 addition
set back to right. One-storey C20 addition between quadrant link walls at
rear. This was formerly the kitchen garden for Pell Wall (q.v.). Drawings
of the kitchen garden, by Soane, are preserved in the Soane Museum.

Listing NGR: SJ6771533038

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Source: English Heritage

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