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The Orangery

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Giles in the Wood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.955 / 50°57'17"N

Longitude: -4.0986 / 4°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 252696

OS Northings: 119380

OS Grid: SS526193

Mapcode National: GBR KP.N1J4

Mapcode Global: FRA 269L.91C

Entry Name: The Orangery

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Last Amended: 16 February 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91868

Location: St. Giles in the Wood, Torridge, Devon, EX38

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: St. Giles in the Wood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Giles in the Wood St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

17/219 The Orangery
4.10.60 (formerly listed as Second
pavilion or green house at


Former Orangery. Orangery is circa 1720, railings are circa 1872-3, carefully
renovated circa 1980 by the Landmark Trust. The front is Flemish bond red brick, the
rest is local stone rubble; stone rubble stack with moulded limestone coping; slate
roof, formerly glass.
Plan: Single cell rectangular plan building facing south-south-west, say south.
Orangery is a tall single storey, 1-room plan building. The glass roof was replaced
with slate circa 1980.
Exterior: A very attractive 5-window front of very tall round-headed sash windows
with thick glazing bars, all with rubbed brick flat-headed arches with limestone
keystones. The centre one lower sash has a panelled base down to ground level and is
in fact a doorway. The 2 windows each side have bull-nosed limestone sills. Timber
eaves cornice includes a plain modillion frieze.
The right (east) end includes a full height window blocked with C20 brick. Roof is
hipped both ends.
Interior is plastered including a plaster ceiling.
There was formerly a glass roof supported on late C19 cast iron trusses. This was
replaced circa 1980 and the late C19 roof structure is erected in the garden on brick
pilers, approximately 20 metres west of the Orangery.
Adjoining to right rear and extending eastwards stone rubble sleeper walls with
limestone coping and spearheaded railings with large standards with gadrooned finials
and gate in same style.
Although the Rolle mansion, Stevenstone House (q.v.), is now in ruins, the Orangery
forms part of a group of attractive subsidary buildings, several of which are listed.
Futhermore if it was as it seems, an Orangery from the start, then it is a very early
Source: Devon SMR. ed. Christine Haslam. The Landmark Handbook (1988) pp 77-79.

Listing NGR: SS5269619380

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