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Camellia House and Garden Walls, at Wardour Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0436 / 51°2'36"N

Longitude: -2.1025 / 2°6'8"W

OS Eastings: 392910

OS Northings: 127138

OS Grid: ST929271

Mapcode National: GBR 2YK.H8B

Mapcode Global: FRA 66HC.6QH

Plus Code: 9C3V2VVX+C2

Entry Name: Camellia House and Garden Walls, at Wardour Castle

Listing Date: 6 January 1966

Last Amended: 6 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321065

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Tisbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 92 NW (north side)

4/275 Camellia House and garden walls,
at Wardour Castle (formerly listed
at Kitchen Garden Walls and
6.1.66 Orangery)


Camellia house with walls enclosing a large rectangular garden to
south and smaller semi-circular garden to north. 1769 by Richard
Woods for Eighth Lord Arundell. Limestone ashlar Camellia House
has glazed roof, 5-bay front has central steel French windows with
fanlight and two similar steel windows with fanlights either side,
impost band, modillioned cornice to parapet and pediment over
centre three bays. Brick stack attached to right return, brick
walls to rear. Contains six mature camellias, reputed to be among
the earliest specimens introduced to England from the East.
Camellia House built to centre of wall between two enclosures;
north garden has rat-trap bond brick walls with heating flues to
either side and to north of Camellia House, rest of this garden
enclosed by Flemish, English or stretcher bond brick walls, about 4
metres high and with round-arched stone gateways with keystones and
imposts. South garden enclosed by Flemish bond brick walls, about
2.5 metres high. Although the camellias survive, the rest of the
gardens now subject to new uses; mid C20 house built in north-east
corner of north enclosure and swimming pool in west half of south
(Unpublished research by Mrs. F. Cowell on Woods, to be published
in the Journal of the Garden History Society)

Listing NGR: ST9291027067

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