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Latitude: 52.2231 / 52°13'23"N
Longitude: -0.7364 / 0°44'10"W
OS Eastings: 486414
OS Northings: 259074
OS Grid: SP864590
Mapcode National: GBR CY0.LMT
Mapcode Global: VHDS8.6D23
Entry Name: The Palm House or Orangery
Listing Date: 6 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041606
English Heritage Legacy ID: 235431
Location: Castle Ashby, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7
District: South Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Castle Ashby
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Castle Ashby St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
CASTLE ASHBY CASTLE ASHBY PARK
13/31 The Palm House or Orangery
Palm house. 1871. By Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, terracotta relief by Blashfieid.
Limestone ashlar, cast iron and glass. Tripartite composition. Italian style. 13
bays. Central 3-bay pavilion has tall glazed arcade with pilasters supporting
round-headed arches with console keyblocks. Terracotta roundels to spandrels of
central arch. Moulded stone cornice and "attic" with long terracotta relief of
classical figures. Octagonal glazed dome within balustraded parapet. One-bay
pavilion either end with similar arcades, moulded cornices and balustraded
parapets and lower 4-bay wings linking pavilions, with glazed bays separated by
pilastered piers; plain entablature and balustraded parapet. Interior: central
domed space is separated from wings by 3-bay stone arcades similar to that of
facade and has central pool. Similar arcades separate wings from end pavilions. Wings
have glazed triple-span roof on circular cast-iron columns. Palm House stands at
head of central formal axis of Italian Garden. (Castle Ashby park and gardens
are included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens for Northamptonshire at
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p145)
Listing NGR: SP8641459074
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