Orchardlea House, Forecourt Walls And Gates

25 Aug 1999
Orchardlea House, Forecourt Walls And Gates, Lullington, Mendip, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


4/193 Orchardlea House, forecourt walls and gates



Country House. 1856 by T H Wyatt for William Duckworth. Coursed rubble, slate roofs with bands in differing colours, tall ashlar stacks, some grouped, with moulded caps. Mixed Jacobethan and "chateau" styles. Two storeys and attics, 1:1:1:1:1 bays, predominantly 2 and 3 light stone mullion and transom windows; first, third, and fifth bays projecting; the fifth in an oriel, the third in a projecting 3 storey porch with spire and ornamental iron cresting, the first in a projecting wing with an oriel. Central porch with three-quarter Tuscan columns to each side of central semi-circular headed door opening; a niche to each side with the figure of a troubador carrying a staff with a lamp; cornice overall with urns; 3-panelled paired doors with a fanlight. Further irregular wing in conforming style projecting to left, predominantly 3-light mullioned and transomed windows; irregular wing of lower height to its left. Interior unaltered since 1856, many features including fireplaces and staircase in "chateau" style. Pierced ashlar forecourt wall comprising a series of keyed semi-circular headed arches carrying a moulded coping; central gate piers and supporting piers in a similar style, most with urn finials; paired central wrought iron gates with scrolled decoration, wreaths to centre of each carrying interlacing initials CW and DW. (Cuzners Handbook of Frome Selwood, 119-20 1867).

Listing NGR: ST7771451286


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0370 IOE Records taken by Robert O Caudwell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robert O. Caudwell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Caudwell, Robert O.

Rights Holder: Caudwell, Robert O.


Ashlar, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Wrought Iron, Victorian Counting House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Forecourt, Unassigned, Gate, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier