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The Orangery

A Grade II Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0784 / 51°4'42"N

Longitude: -1.8614 / 1°51'41"W

OS Eastings: 409802

OS Northings: 131021

OS Grid: SU098310

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZT.B65

Mapcode Global: FRA 66Z8.JML

Entry Name: The Orangery

Listing Date: 8 June 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355748

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319359

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Wilton

Built-Up Area: Wilton (Wiltshire)

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Wilton St Mary and St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

The Orangery
SU 0931 5/120


1822-25 by William Woodcock and possibly supervised by Sir Richard Westmacott.
Ashlar on wide plinth of 3 moulded steps. 7 bays to south separated by square
(moulded) panelled piers and lintels (also moulded). Cornice with godroon
based vases. Tripartite pedimented gable ends. All openings cross glazed
with small panes. Interior has glazed roof with cast-iron trusses. Lion's
mask over back door. Stone flanking walls full-height to north-east and
north-west; these have plain blocks to top band and tall arched openings,
3 to west, 4 to east. Inside are marble plaques on the piers and one has
a Roman black basalt ram's or goat's head. A tablet inscribed:-

"Beneath this little stone intered
Lies little Charlotte's little Bird,
Who, tho' a captive, all day long
Sang merrily his little song:
When this little Favourite died,
A while his little Mistress cried,
She has almost forgot him now,
So stranger, weep a little Thou.


Listing NGR: SU1055030729

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