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The Palm House or Orangery

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4X67F7+6F

Entry Name: The Palm House or Orangery

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235431

Location: Castle Ashby, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Town: 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

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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
Grade I)
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p145)

Listing NGR: SP8641459074

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