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Description: Palm House 50 Metres to North of Main Building
Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 301553
OS Grid Reference: SU8620412639
OS Grid Coordinates: 486204, 112639
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9068, -0.7753
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WEST DEAN WEST DEAN PARK
33/216D Palm House 50m to
north of main
Palm House or Orangery. Late C.18 or early C.19, re-roofed probably in circa 1900
Brick with glass and iron roof. Rectangular single vessel structure with seven bays.
Each bay contains a 2-centred headed opening with mullion and transom window with
Y tracery head. The panels are divided into vertical panes. The roof is hipped at
either end and the central ridge is supported on cast-iron brackets, glazing bars
are otherwise wooden. Each window has two stone brackets supposedly to support
orange trees when put out in the summer. Similar openings with foot doors in the end
walls. Later lean-to extensions at rear. Said to have originated as a Palm House and
was later converted to an orangery when re-roofed, probably by William James.
Listing NGR: SU8620412639
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Source: English Heritage
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