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Kitchen Garden of Somerleyton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.5226 / 52°31'21"N

Longitude: 1.6726 / 1°40'21"E

OS Eastings: 649239

OS Northings: 297979

OS Grid: TM492979

Mapcode National: GBR YSB.X9B

Mapcode Global: VHM66.YV3J

Entry Name: Kitchen Garden of Somerleyton Hall

Listing Date: 29 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031936

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282415

Location: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herring

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Somerleyton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
4/64 Kitchen Garden of
Somerleyton Hall
Walled kitchen garden. Circa 1846 for Sir Morton Peto. The glass cases and
ridge and furrow glasshouses are probably by Sir Joseph Paxton. A rectangle
of red brick walls 90m x 60m and 3.5-4m high. The south wall has a fine
central entrance portico in red brick with stone dressings: 4 pilasters
support a cornice capped by 2 stone urns, each containing a bronze aloe plant.
Entrance with wrought iron gates and a carved segmental panel above; to each
side of the entrance is a niche containing an urn. Against the south side of
the south wall are 2 fine identical ranges of glass cases, with entrances at
each end set forward. The cases have cast iron frames with vertically-glazed
wooden panels; cornice with cresting and cone finials. Against the south side
of the north wall are 2 matching ranges of lean-to glasshouses with ridge and
furrow roofs. The main frame of these is also of cast iron. Potting and
store sheds behind. The only other similar glass cases in the country by
Paxton are at Chatsworth. In the 1861 estate sale catalogue the cases were
described as 'Glass Wall Houses or Promenade Houses'. Forms part of a garden
included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II*.

Listing NGR: TM4923997979

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