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Palm House 50 Metres to North of Main Building, West Dean

Description: Palm House 50 Metres to North of Main Building

Grade: II
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

Location: A286, West Dean, West Sussex PO18 0RA

Locality: West Dean
Local Authority: Chichester District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: PO18 0RA

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-

SU 8612-8712
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

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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