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Orangery and Gatehouse at Ashcombe House, Berwick St John

Description: Orangery and Gatehouse at Ashcombe House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 320268

OS Grid Reference: ST9336020155
OS Grid Coordinates: 393360, 120155
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9808, -2.0959

Location: Berwick St John, Wiltshire SP5 5QG

Locality: Berwick St John
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5QG

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Listing Text


5/42 Orangery and gatehouse at
Ashcombe House


Orangery or stables, now studio, with attached gatehouse. Early
C18. Flemish bond brick with limestone dressings, corrugated-
iron hipped roof. L-plan; the truncated remains of a larger
range, with the gatehouse formerly central. Single-storey, 5-bay
garden front with gatehouse to left and projecting 3-bay wing to
right. Round-arched gateway has Gibbs surround, dentilled
pediment with oculus, chamfered rusticated quoins, to right are
four round-arched openings with keystones and casements; formerly
2 windows and 2 doors, to right is arched doorway with fanlight.
Return of wing to right has 2 round-arched casements and central
door with fanlight, all in recessed arched panels with keystones,
front of wing has Venetian window with stone pilasters, cornice and
raised voussoirs to round-arched head, casements. Rear has
gatehouse with similar Gibbs surround to archway. Hipped roof has
brick parapet with stone coping.
Interior not accessible at time of survey (March 1985), but was
converted to a studio in 1930s by Cecil Beaton. The full extent
of this range is illustrated in early C18 painting, in Salisbury
Museum, partly demolished mid C18. (C. Beaton, Ashcombe - The
Story of a Fifteen Year Lease, 1949; NMR.)

Listing NGR: ST9336020155

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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