KITCHEN GARDEN WALLS AND ATTACHED HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES SOUTH EAST OF BLENHEIM PALACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1203432
Date first listed:
27-Jul-1988
Statutory Address:
KITCHEN GARDEN WALLS AND ATTACHED HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES SOUTH EAST OF BLENHEIM PALACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
KITCHEN GARDEN WALLS AND ATTACHED HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES SOUTH EAST OF BLENHEIM PALACE

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Blenheim
National Grid Reference:
SP4464315595

Details

BLENHEIM SP41NW 2/19 Kitchen Garden Walls and attached house approx. 600m SE of Blenheim Palace GV II Walls enclosing kitchen garden. c.1710 by Thomas Churchill and Richard Stacey. Stone-coped walls, of Flemish bond brick and 4.5m high, enclose area approximately 80 x 320 metres. Walls have two elliptical curves to each side. Keyed stone ashlar niches set in walls; bellcote with bell over niche to north. Large piers, with raised panels and moulded stone plinths, flank north and south entrances with C20 gates. Banded brickwork with flared headers to piers of east entrance, with C20 gates, and west entrance which has stone ashlar pedimented Tuscan gateway flanked by niches, by Sir William Chambers, 1766-75, and late C19 wrought-iron gate. Late C18 gardener's house attached to south-west: of limestone rubble with M-shaped concrete tile roof, and C19 brick end stacks. Double-depth plan. 2-storey, 2-window range front has keyed flat stone arches over late C19 plate-glass sashes. C20 door in gable end. Interior noted as having quarter-turn stairs with turned balusters. Limestone rubble walls enclose area approximately 40 x 320 metres to rear. Stacey and Churchill were master-bricklayers who built Queen Anne's Orangery at Kensington Palace. (Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p475; D. Green: Blenheim Palace and Gardens: 1972, p4)

Listing NGR: SP4464315595

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
253001
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Green, D, Blenheim Palace and Gardens, (1972), 4
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 475
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

Legal

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

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Date: 14 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04884/06
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