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Garden Walls, Paving and Steps on the South Front of Hestercombe House

A Grade I Listed Building in Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0523 / 51°3'8"N

Longitude: -3.0842 / 3°5'2"W

OS Eastings: 324105

OS Northings: 128662

OS Grid: ST241286

Mapcode National: GBR M2.FSL1

Mapcode Global: FRA 46FB.N8X

Entry Name: Garden Walls, Paving and Steps on the South Front of Hestercombe House

Listing Date: 17 May 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270558

Location: Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA2

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Cheddon Fitzpaine

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Garden walls, paving and steps
on the South front of Hestercombe


Garden walls, paving and steps on South front of Hestercombe House (qv). 1904-9, restored 1973-5. By Edwin Lutyens and
Gertrude Jekyll for the Hon EWB Portman. Local slate from quarry behind house, flat bedded to give the impression set
without mortar, Ham stone dressings, and millstones. Plan: site sloping away from South front of Hestercombe House
(qv), Southern extent marked by pergola walk, East and West water gardens flanking grand plat set below existing
terrace fo South front, rose garden to West and East circular walls forming rotunda with central pool, on North East
axis, flight of double steps down to Orangery (qv) with steps up to Dutch garden beyond. Described by Hussey as "an
unsurpassed example of his (Lutyens) garden art," (Photographs in NMR; J Brown, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon: Edwin
Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, 1982; C Hussey, Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1950; Country Life, October 10th and 17th,

Listing NGR: ST2410528662

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