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Orangery with Walled Garden to Rear at Longleat House, Horningsham

Description: Orangery with Walled Garden to Rear at Longleat House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313360

OS Grid Reference: ST8087643120
OS Grid Coordinates: 380876, 143120
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1870, -2.2750

Location: Horningsham, Wiltshire BA12 7NN

Locality: Horningsham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7NN

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Listing Text

ST 84 SW
(north side)
2/139 Orangery with walled garden to
rear at Longleat House (formerly
11.9.68 listed as Orangery at Longleat


Orangery with walls enclosing garden to rear. Circa 1807 by Jeffry
Wyatville for 2nd Marquess of Bath. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate
hipped roof. Single storey with seven large glazed bays, the
centre with French windows up steps, flanked by narrow bays with
Doric pilasters and entablature, blocking course with balustraded
panels. Returns have three large glazed bays with central French
windows up stone steps, scrolled decoration to blocking course.
Rear is Flemish bond brick with central octagonal porch with French
windows, up stone steps.
Interior has flagstone floor, coved plaster ceiling, rear porch has
trellised partition with round-arched openings. Fittings include
two large stone urns on pedestals and square slate boxes for orange
trees, bolection-moulded tablet with plaster relief of classical
scene on rear wall. Garden walls attached to rear enclose
rectangular garden, coursed rubble stone with ashlar coping,
openings with studded or planked doors. Part of Wyatville's
additions and improvements to buildings in the park, Humphrey
Repton was also involved in the siting of these buildings within
their landscape setting. (D. Burnett, Longleat, 1978; Longleat Red
Book by Repton and original plans, Longleat Archives.)

Listing NGR: ST8087643120

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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