THE ORANGERY, SEZINCOTE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1305074
Date first listed:
11-Jan-1985
Statutory Address:
THE ORANGERY, SEZINCOTE HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE ORANGERY, SEZINCOTE HOUSE

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cotswold (District Authority)
Parish:
Sezincote
National Grid Reference:
SP 17144 31051

Details

SP 13 SE, 4/109

SEZINCOTE, SEZINCOTE PARK, The Orangery, Sezincote House

GV

I

Orangery. 1800-1805, refaced 1980. By Samuel Pepys Cockerell, Thomas Daniell and Humphry Repton. Reconstituted grey stone copying original colour; glass roof with limestone slate roof over octagonal room. Mogul/Hindu style. Orangery curves away in quarter circle from rear left of house (q.v.), terminating in an octagonal room far left. Facade comprises an arcade of 15 pointed arches each with double doors with glazing bars, flanked by matching glazed lights to either side. Cusped lights with radiating glazing bars over. Stone steps up to arcade far right with cast iron models of Brahmin bulls at bottom. Parapet with pointed merlons and pointed copper finials at intervals above piers of arcade. Octagonal room far left with glazed double door at front and on left to match those of arcade but with some coloured glass. Engaged columns at corners extended up above roof level with ball finials at top. Central open-sided octagonal minaret at centre of octagonal pyramidal roof. Interior: Coade stone altar against far wall of octagonal room decorated with figure of seated god and palm tree in relief. Elaborate bronze lantern hangs from centre of ceiling. Stone steps up to forward facing entrance with models of Brahmin bulls at base. Octagonal room formerly used as aviary for exotic birds.

Listing NGR: SP1714431051

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
128747
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 16 Gloucestershire,

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: 25 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08139/28
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