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Camellia House and Garden Walls, at Wardour Castle, Tisbury

Description: Camellia House and Garden Walls, at Wardour Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321065

OS Grid Reference: ST9291027138
OS Grid Coordinates: 392910, 127138
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0436, -2.1025

Location: Nightingale Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6RH

Locality: Tisbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6RH

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Listing Text

ST 92 NW (north side)

4/275 Camellia House and garden walls,
at Wardour Castle (formerly listed
at Kitchen Garden Walls and
6.1.66 Orangery)


Camellia house with walls enclosing a large rectangular garden to
south and smaller semi-circular garden to north. 1769 by Richard
Woods for Eighth Lord Arundell. Limestone ashlar Camellia House
has glazed roof, 5-bay front has central steel French windows with
fanlight and two similar steel windows with fanlights either side,
impost band, modillioned cornice to parapet and pediment over
centre three bays. Brick stack attached to right return, brick
walls to rear. Contains six mature camellias, reputed to be among
the earliest specimens introduced to England from the East.
Camellia House built to centre of wall between two enclosures;
north garden has rat-trap bond brick walls with heating flues to
either side and to north of Camellia House, rest of this garden
enclosed by Flemish, English or stretcher bond brick walls, about 4
metres high and with round-arched stone gateways with keystones and
imposts. South garden enclosed by Flemish bond brick walls, about
2.5 metres high. Although the camellias survive, the rest of the
gardens now subject to new uses; mid C20 house built in north-east
corner of north enclosure and swimming pool in west half of south
(Unpublished research by Mrs. F. Cowell on Woods, to be published
in the Journal of the Garden History Society)

Listing NGR: ST9291027067

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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