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Orangery, About 50 Metres East of Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine

Description: Orangery, About 50 Metres East of Hestercombe House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 270557

OS Grid Reference: ST2420628695
OS Grid Coordinates: 324206, 128695
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0526, -3.0827

Location: Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset TA2 8LQ

Locality: Cheddon Fitzpaine
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA2 8LQ

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Listing Text


5/49 Orangery, about 50 metres East of
Hestercombe House


Orangery. 1904-9. By Edwin Lutyens for the Hon E W B Portman. Ashlar Ham stone, coursed rubble plinth, quoins and
spandrels in locally quarried slate, coped verges, broken pediment gable ends, modillion eaves to soffit, concrete
pantiles. Plan: single cell, flarogue style. Single storey, rusticated surrounds to niches in outer bays, blank-panels
above, centre 3 roundheaded many paned windows reaching to plinth with pivotal heads, 2 square headed many paned doors
flanking central bay with scroll keystones, circular niches above. Coat of arms in apex of pediment West end, carved
garlands draped from typanus to keystones of single roundheaded full length windows in gable ends. Interior: fine pair
of moulded urns set in semi-circular headed niches flanking bolection moulded fireplace. A "jeu d' esprit" in the
baroque manner by Lutyens. (Photographs in NMR; Country Life, October 10th and 17th, 1908).

Listing NGR: ST2420628695

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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