Description: Orchardlea House, Forecourt Walls and Gates
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 267139
OS Grid Reference: ST7771451286
OS Grid Coordinates: 377714, 151286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2603, -2.3208
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ST75SE LULLINGTON CP
4/193 Orchardlea House, forecourt walls
Country House. 1856 by T H Wyatt for William Duckworth. Coursed rubble, slate roofs with bands in differing colours,
tall ashlar stacks, some grouped, with moulded caps. Mixed Jacobethan and "chateau" styles. Two storeys and attics,
1:1:1:1:1 bays, predominantly 2 and 3 light stone mullion and transom windows; first, third, and fifth bays projecting;
the fifth in an oriel, the third in a projecting 3 storey porch with spire and ornamental iron cresting, the first in a
projecting wing with an oriel. Central porch with three-quarter Tuscan columns to each side of central semi-circular
headed door opening; a niche to each side with the figure of a troubador carrying a staff with a lamp; cornice overall
with urns; 3-panelled paired doors with a fanlight. Further irregular wing in conforming style projecting to left,
predominantly 3-light mullioned and transomed windows; irregular wing of lower height to its left. Interior unaltered
since 1856, many features including fireplaces and staircase in "chateau" style. Pierced ashlar forecourt wall
comprising a series of keyed semi-circular headed arches carrying a moulded coping; central gate piers and supporting
piers in a similar style, most with urn finials; paired central wrought iron gates with scrolled decoration, wreaths to
centre of each carrying interlacing initials CW and DW. (Cuzners Handbook of Frome Selwood, 119-20 1867).
Listing NGR: ST7771451286
Source: English Heritage
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