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Walls of Walled Garden, Gateways, Orangery and Gymnasium Circa 40 Yards North of Bawdsey Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Bawdsey, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9902 / 51°59'24"N

Longitude: 1.4019 / 1°24'6"E

OS Eastings: 633665

OS Northings: 237880

OS Grid: TM336378

Mapcode National: GBR WRN.18R

Mapcode Global: VHM8S.870N

Entry Name: Walls of Walled Garden, Gateways, Orangery and Gymnasium Circa 40 Yards North of Bawdsey Manor

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1377189

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285379

Location: Bawdsey, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP12

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Bawdsey

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bawdsey St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 33 NW
(South end)
Walls of walled
garden, gateways,
orangery and
gymnasium. c. 40
yards north of Bawdsey
Walls, gateways and orangery of walled garden. c.1900. Red random bond
brick with ashlar dressings and timber and glass conservatory with metal-
framed roof. Rectangular enclosure with conservatory at centre of the
south face of the north wall. The south face of the south wall has
regularly spaced pilaster buttresses to right of centre with ashlar caps
and coping and a stone string course. To the centre is a gateway with
ashlar surround that has a rectangular opening with rounded corners.
Around this is a moulded band and at either side are debased Corinthian
pilasters with plain shafts on plinths. Panelled frieze above and
overthrow of Flamboyant/Art Nouveau influence with large-scale crockets on
tendrils forming an arched surround to a cartouche with central oval boss.
To either side of this are pinacles with foliate decoration. Double
wrought-iron gates between with a fixed upper panel, which has a shell
motif at centre and S and C-scrolls at either side. The gates have spear-
head decoration with scrolls above and below the lock rails, forming the
dogbars and suspended from the top rail with S and C scrolls to the lock
rail panel. To left of this is a gymnasium (perhaps originally a squash
court) with blank brick walls to its lower body and regularly spaced
buttresses which die back via offsets. Two gabled, paired dormers in each
long side and one to each end wall. Copper domed cupola to the ridge.
Adjoining this at left is the Gardener's Cottage (q.v. 12/18). The eastern
wall has a large semi-circular bench niche to its eastern side flanked by
piers with flat ashlar caps. To either side are regularly spaced
buttresses each with 2 offsets. The orangery is of classical design and
has a southern facade of 5 symmetrically disposed bays, divided by fluted
Roman Doric pilasters with moulded caps and bases supporting an entablature
with triglyphs and guttae. The wider bay to the centre held double doors,
each of 2 x 5 panes, which were lying on the ground at the time of resurvey
(1987). Panels of 1 x 5 panes to either side of these and a round-arched
fanlight above. The lateral bays have round-headed windows of 3 x 5 panes
falling to ground level and above each of these is a horizontal glazed
panel. The left hand side has two similar bays at right and at left and
cutting across these a diagonal beam, marking the roof line of a glazed
forcing wall which originally adjoined this side but is now demolished.
Four plain bays to the right hand side. The entablature originally bore
urns above the pilasters, now taken down. The western wall has a gateway
to this northern end without piers. A spur wall extends in line with the
northern wall towards the east, beyond the enclosure, and this has a
further ashlar gateway with pilaster buttresses and ramped walling at
either side. The gateway appears to have been brought from elsewhere. It
has panelled pilasters to either side of a round-headed arch and fluted
square panels to the centre and at either side and a richly moulded cornice
above. Broken pediment above this with a finial to the centre and a
similar flanking pinacle at right. The orangery is badly dilapidated, its
design is based on that at Hintelsham Hall, which house the Quilters also

SOURCE: Eric Sandon, Suffolk Houses, 1977.

Listing NGR: TM3366537880

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