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Remains of Winter Garden of Somerleyton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.5213 / 52°31'16"N

Longitude: 1.6729 / 1°40'22"E

OS Eastings: 649265

OS Northings: 297834

OS Grid: TM492978

Mapcode National: GBR YSB.XDC

Mapcode Global: VHM66.YW7J

Entry Name: Remains of Winter Garden of Somerleyton Hall

Listing Date: 29 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282404

Location: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Somerleyton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
4/53 Remains of Winter Garden
of Somerleyton Hall
Remains of the Winter Garden which was attached to the north of Somerleyton
Hall. Circa 1846, by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Red brick with stone
dressings. The north and east colonnaded corridors survive, the latter
glazed. There are moulded semi-circular arches with keys and a stone cornice
and pierced parapet supported on bracket capitals in the form of sculptured
female heads adorned with wreaths. The parapet was originally surmounted by
urns. To the north is a symmetrical 9-bay facade stepped forward in 3
sections to an entrance with flanking paired columns. The inner entrance to
the east range is flanked by female figures in niches. Both corridors contain
sculpture which decorated the gardens, notably: 2 Spanish Dancers (by J.
Hautman of Munich); Venus at Her Toilet, The Sitting Nymph, Pandora (?) (by A.
Hautman of Florence), Hymen (by Bystrom of Rome) and others by Thomas. The
Winter Garden, elaborately heated and lit by gas, was described in the estate
sale catalogue (1861) as 'a crystal building in the Renaissance style with
mosque dome' and 'unsurpassed by anything of its kind in Europe'. Both the
Winter Garden and adjoining Palm House were largely dismantled in 1914. The
surrounding park and gardens are included in the HBMC County Register of
Gardens at Grade II*.

Listing NGR: TM4926597834

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