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ORANGERY WITH WALLED GARDEN TO REAR AT LONGLEAT HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ORANGERY WITH WALLED GARDEN TO REAR AT LONGLEAT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1036392

Location

ORANGERY WITH WALLED GARDEN TO REAR AT LONGLEAT HOUSE

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Horningsham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Jul-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 313360

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST 84 SW, 2/139

HORNINGSHAM, LONGLEAT PARK (north side), Orangery with walled garden to rear at Longleat House

(formerly listed as Orangery at Longleat House)

11.09.68

GV

I

Orangery with walls enclosing garden to rear. Circa 1807 by Jeffrey Wyatville for 2nd Marquess of Bath. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate hipped roof. Single storey with seven large glazed bays, the centre with French windows up steps, flanked by narrow bays with Doric pilasters and entablature, blocking course with balustraded panels. Returns have three large glazed bays with central French windows up stone steps, scrolled decoration to blocking course. Rear is Flemish bond brick with central octagonal porch with French windows, up stone steps. Interior has flagstone floor, coved plaster ceiling, rear porch has trellised partition with round-arched openings. Fittings include two large stone urns on pedestals and square slate boxes for orange trees, bolection-moulded tablet with plaster relief of classical scene on rear wall. Garden walls attached to rear enclose rectangular garden, coursed rubble stone with ashlar coping, openings with studded or planked doors. Part of Wyatville's additions and improvements to buildings in the park, Humphry Repton was also involved in the siting of these buildings within their landscape setting. (D. Burnett, Longleat, 1978; Longleat Red Book by Repton and original plans, Longleat Archives.)

Listing NGR: ST8087643120

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Burnett, D, Longleat, (1978)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

National Grid Reference: ST 80876 43120

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