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Banqueting House at Old Wardour Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Tisbury, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.036 / 51°2'9"N

Longitude: -2.0897 / 2°5'23"W

OS Eastings: 393804

OS Northings: 126297

OS Grid: ST938262

Mapcode National: GBR 2YL.SM6

Mapcode Global: FRA 66HC.ZMY

Entry Name: Banqueting House at Old Wardour Park

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321070

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Tisbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

TISBURY WARDOUR PARK
ST 92 NW (east side)

4/278 Banqueting house at Old Wardour
Castle

GV II

Banqueting house, now exhibition space. Late C18 probably by
Capability Brown. Limestone ashlar, hipped Welsh slate roof.
Octagonal with two long sides. Gothick pavilion against south-west
wall of Old Wardour Castle bailey. Two-storey, 3-window south-west
front. Central ogee-headed panel with planked door, 3-light leaded
casements in taller ogee-headed panels either side, moulded string
course to first floor; ogee-headed 12-pane sash either side of
blind ogee-headed panel, hexagonal pilasters to sides carried up to
moulded string course and battlemented parapet. Three-sided right
return has ogee-headed planked door and large Tudor-arched opening
with C20 casements, first floor has 12-pane ogee-headed sash to
each face. Three-sided left return has two blind ogee panels to
ground floor, three ogee-headed sashes to first floor. North-east
side faces into bailey with entrance at first floor level; central
double half-glazed doors in ogee-headed moulded architrave, blind
ogee panel to right and 6-panelled door in ogee-headed case to
left.
Interior has original marble fireplace against south-west wall,
window shutters. Part of landscaping for Arundells in late C18,
when Old Castle bailey used as pleasure gardens for Wardour Castle
(q.v.) to the north-west. Capability Brown worked for the
Arundells from 1773.
(D. Stroud, Capability Brown, 1975)


Listing NGR: ST9380426297

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