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Foundation Walls of Paxtons Great Conservatory

A Grade II Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.224 / 53°13'26"N

Longitude: -1.6085 / 1°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 426237

OS Northings: 369734

OS Grid: SK262697

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.VJ2

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.8797

Entry Name: Foundation Walls of Paxtons Great Conservatory

Listing Date: 19 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81643

Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 2669
Foundation Walls of
Paxton's Great


Foundation walls to about three feet in height of the Great Conservatory. 1836-40 by Joseph Paxton. Coursed squared sandstone. Low, slightly inward leaning walls of nineteen by eight bays, divided by square battered piers with flat copings. Each bay has a blind segmental arch. The walls now form an enclosure to the maze, but originally supported the famous ridge and furrow glass house known as the Great Stove which was demolished c1920. The Gardens and Park are included on the Gardens Register at Grade I.
Sources: G F Chadwick, The Works of Joseph Paxton. Architectural Press 1961.

Listing NGR: SK2623769734

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