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The Orangery, Wilton

Description: The Orangery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 319359

OS Grid Reference: SU0980231021
OS Grid Coordinates: 409802, 131021
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0784, -1.8614

Location: Silver Street, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 8PH

Locality: Wilton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP2 8PH

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Listing Text

The Orangery
SU 0931 5/120


1822-25 by William Woodcock and possibly supervised by Sir Richard Westmacott.
Ashlar on wide plinth of 3 moulded steps. 7 bays to south separated by square
(moulded) panelled piers and lintels (also moulded). Cornice with godroon
based vases. Tripartite pedimented gable ends. All openings cross glazed
with small panes. Interior has glazed roof with cast-iron trusses. Lion's
mask over back door. Stone flanking walls full-height to north-east and
north-west; these have plain blocks to top band and tall arched openings,
3 to west, 4 to east. Inside are marble plaques on the piers and one has
a Roman black basalt ram's or goat's head. A tablet inscribed:-

"Beneath this little stone intered
Lies little Charlotte's little Bird,
Who, tho' a captive, all day long
Sang merrily his little song:
When this little Favourite died,
A while his little Mistress cried,
She has almost forgot him now,
So stranger, weep a little Thou.


Listing NGR: SU1055030729

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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