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Description: Garden Walls, Paving and Steps on the South Front of Hestercombe House
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 270558
OS Grid Reference: ST2410528662
OS Grid Coordinates: 324105, 128662
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0523, -3.0842
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Garden walls, paving and steps
on the South front of Hestercombe
Garden, walls, paving and steps on South front of Hestercombe House (qv). 1904-9, restored 1973-5. By Edwin Lutyens and
Gertrude Jekyll for the Hon EWB Portman. Local slate from quarry behind house, flat bedded to give the impression set
without mortar, Ham stone dressings, and millstones. Plan: site sloping away from South front of Hestercombe House
(qv), Southern extent marked by pergola walk, East and West water gardens flanking grand plat set below existing
terrace fo South front, rose garden to West and East circular walls forming rotunda with central pool, on North East
axis, flight of double steps down to Orangery (qv) with steps up to Dutch garden beyond. Described by Hussey as "an
unsurpassed example of his (Lutyens) garden art," (Photographs in NMR; J Brown, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon: Edwin
Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, 1982; C Hussey, Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1950; Country Life, October 10th and 17th,
Listing NGR: ST2410528662
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Source: English Heritage
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