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Orchardlea House, Forecourt Walls and Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lullington, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2603 / 51°15'37"N

Longitude: -2.3208 / 2°19'14"W

OS Eastings: 377714

OS Northings: 151286

OS Grid: ST777512

Mapcode National: GBR 0RX.VFQ

Mapcode Global: VH976.QLG6

Entry Name: Orchardlea House, Forecourt Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267139

Location: Lullington, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Lullington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/193 Orchardlea House, forecourt walls
and gates



Country House. 1856 by T H Wyatt for William Duckworth. Coursed rubble, slate roofs with bands in differing colours,
tall ashlar stacks, some grouped, with moulded caps. Mixed Jacobethan and "chateau" styles. Two storeys and attics,
1:1:1:1:1 bays, predominantly 2 and 3 light stone mullion and transom windows; first, third, and fifth bays projecting;
the fifth in an oriel, the third in a projecting 3 storey porch with spire and ornamental iron cresting, the first in a
projecting wing with an oriel. Central porch with three-quarter Tuscan columns to each side of central semi-circular
headed door opening; a niche to each side with the figure of a troubador carrying a staff with a lamp; cornice overall
with urns; 3-panelled paired doors with a fanlight. Further irregular wing in conforming style projecting to left,
predominantly 3-light mullioned and transomed windows; irregular wing of lower height to its left. Interior unaltered
since 1856, many features including fireplaces and staircase in "chateau" style. Pierced ashlar forecourt wall
comprising a series of keyed semi-circular headed arches carrying a moulded coping; central gate piers and supporting
piers in a similar style, most with urn finials; paired central wrought iron gates with scrolled decoration, wreaths to
centre of each carrying interlacing initials CW and DW. (Cuzners Handbook of Frome Selwood, 119-20 1867).

Listing NGR: ST7771451286

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