GARDEN WALLS, PAVING AND STEPS ON THE SOUTH FRONT OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1060514

Date first listed: 17-May-1985

Statutory Address: GARDEN WALLS, PAVING AND STEPS ON THE SOUTH FRONT OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address: GARDEN WALLS, PAVING AND STEPS ON THE SOUTH FRONT OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane (District Authority)

Parish: Cheddon Fitzpaine

National Grid Reference: ST 24105 28662

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History

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Details

ST22NW CHEDDON FITZPAINE CP HESTERCOMBE 5/50 Garden walls, paving and steps on the South front of Hestercombe House

GV I

Garden walls, paving and steps on South front of Hestercombe House (qv). 1904-9, restored 1973-5. By Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll for the Hon EWB Portman. Local slate from quarry behind house, flat bedded to give the impression set without mortar, Ham stone dressings, and millstones. Plan: site sloping away from South front of Hestercombe House (qv), Southern extent marked by pergola walk, East and West water gardens flanking grand plat set below existing terrace fo South front, rose garden to West and East circular walls forming rotunda with central pool, on North East axis, flight of double steps down to Orangery (qv) with steps up to Dutch garden beyond. Described by Hussey as "an unsurpassed example of his (Lutyens) garden art," (Photographs in NMR; J Brown, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon: Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, 1982; C Hussey, Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1950; Country Life, October 10th and 17th, 1908).

Listing NGR: ST2410528662

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 270558

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Brown, J, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, (1982)
Hussey, C, Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens, (1950)
'Country Life' in 17 October, (1908)
'Country Life' in 10 October, (1908)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

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