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The Conservative Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2285 / 53°13'42"N

Longitude: -1.61 / 1°36'36"W

OS Eastings: 426131

OS Northings: 370229

OS Grid: SK261702

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.MR4

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.73LT

Entry Name: The Conservative Wall

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Last Amended: 19 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81631

Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 2670
6/65 The Conservative Wall
(formerly listed as
12.7.67 Forcing House or
Arboretum at
Chatsworth House)
Greenhouse. Built c1832 as a forcing wall, by Paxton and
Robertson and made into a greenhouse in 1848-50 by Paxton.
Sandstone ashlar, timber and glass. 331 feet long, 7 feet wide
and stepped up the hillside, divided into eleven units. Ashlar
wall to north without openings. Coped ashlar plinth to south
surmounted by a superstructure of timber and glass. Vertical
glazing bars of four bays to each unit. Decorative valance and
parapet. Five units either side of the taller projecting
entrance feature. This has a flight of stone steps up to a tall
round-arched entrance with traceried fanlight. The Gardens and
Park are included on the Gardens Register at Grade I. Sources:
G F Chadwick The Works of Joseph Paxton Architectural Press

Listing NGR: SK2613170229

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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