ORCHARDLEIGH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Park and Garden
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1000382
Date first listed:
01-Jun-1984

Map

Ordnance survey map of ORCHARDLEIGH
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Buckland Dinham
County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Lullington
County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Selwood
National Grid Reference:
ST7710651503

Details

Formal gardens and pleasure grounds, c.4ha, mainly C19, 1856 by Mr Page; landscaped deer park, c.325ha, medieval onwards.

House 1855-58 by T H Wyatt, replacing mansion south of church, demolished, 1856. Balustraded terraces to south front, terraced lawns. Urns, vases, statuary C18 from old manor house. Remains of conservatory by Wyatt, now a rose arbour. Pleasure grounds, main grass walk, vista through yew hedge to park, winding gravel walks, groves, specimen trees, horse chestnuts, oaks, limes, beeches, conifers, evergreen shrubs. Remains of Victorian fernery, pool and rockery set in laurels. Water-course pumped under main vista to gorge. Formal Italian garden, rose pergola, within walled enclosures that are contemporary with old house. Park; lake, formed from stream. Church on island, C13, restored 1862 by Wyatt, 1879 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Romantic boathouse. Rotunda c.1760. Causewayed road from lake to lodge. Remains of avenue 350m long c.220m south of church, leading towards the Down. Scattered trees, plantations, Orchardleigh and Buckland Woods to north-west; sycamores, oaks, hornbeams, grey poplars, horse chestnuts. Wooded drive to house from Gloucester Lodge at Lullington, a pre-1816 castellated and turretted gateway; drive also passes Temple Lodge. Tudor Lodges to south, c.1825-30. Remaining parkland within farmland north of house.

Country Life, 21 Dec 1901, 808 Holme C, Gardens of England in Southern and Western Counties, 1907, pl. 98-101 Pevsner N, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958 Sales J, West Country Gardens, 1980 Trans. Anc. Mons. Soc., 27, 1983, 119

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
1341
Legacy System:
Parks and Gardens

Legal

This garden or other land is registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by Historic England for its special historic interest.

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