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Orangery with Walled Garden to Rear at Longleat House

A Grade I Listed Building in Horningsham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.187 / 51°11'13"N

Longitude: -2.275 / 2°16'29"W

OS Eastings: 380876

OS Northings: 143120

OS Grid: ST808431

Mapcode National: GBR 0SY.FNG

Mapcode Global: VH97M.JF4D

Entry Name: Orangery with Walled Garden to Rear at Longleat House

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Last Amended: 1 July 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313360

Location: Horningsham, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Horningsham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: The Deverills and Horningsham

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 84 SW,

LONGLEAT PARK (north side),
Orangery with walled garden to rear at Longleat House

(formerly listed as Orangery at Longleat House)




Orangery with walls enclosing garden to rear. Circa 1807 by Jeffrey
Wyatville for 2nd Marquess of Bath. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate
hipped roof. Single storey with seven large glazed bays, the
centre with French windows up steps, flanked by narrow bays with
Doric pilasters and entablature, blocking course with balustraded
panels. Returns have three large glazed bays with central French
windows up stone steps, scrolled decoration to blocking course.
Rear is Flemish bond brick with central octagonal porch with French
windows, up stone steps.
Interior has flagstone floor, coved plaster ceiling, rear porch has
trellised partition with round-arched openings. Fittings include
two large stone urns on pedestals and square slate boxes for orange
trees, bolection-moulded tablet with plaster relief of classical
scene on rear wall. Garden walls attached to rear enclose
rectangular garden, coursed rubble stone with ashlar coping,
openings with studded or planked doors. Part of Wyatville's
additions and improvements to buildings in the park, Humphry
Repton was also involved in the siting of these buildings within
their landscape setting. (D. Burnett, Longleat, 1978; Longleat Red
Book by Repton and original plans, Longleat Archives.)

Listing NGR: ST8087643120

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