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Palm House 50 metres to north of main building

A Grade II Listed Building in West Dean, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9068 / 50°54'24"N

Longitude: -0.7753 / 0°46'31"W

OS Eastings: 486204

OS Northings: 112639

OS Grid: SU862126

Mapcode National: GBR DG0.2SJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 968Q.1R4

Plus Code: 9C2XW64F+PV

Entry Name: Palm House 50 metres to north of main building

Listing Date: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1026086

English Heritage Legacy ID: 301553

Location: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: West Dean

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: East Dean, Singleton and West Dean

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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SU 8612-8712

Palm House 50m to north of main building


Palm House or Orangery. Late C.18 or early C.19, re-roofed probably in circa 1900 Brick with glass and iron roof. Rectangular single vessel structure with seven bays. Each bay contains a two-centred headed opening with mullion and transom window with Y tracery head. The panels are divided into vertical panes. The roof is hipped at either end and the central ridge is supported on cast-iron brackets, glazing bars are otherwise wooden. Each window has two stone brackets supposedly to support orange trees when put out in the summer. Similar openings with foot doors in the end walls. Later lean-to extensions at rear.

Said to have originated as a Palm House and was later converted to an orangery when re-roofed, probably by William James.

Listing NGR: SU8620412639

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