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Orangery and Gatehouse at Ashcombe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 50.9808 / 50°58'50"N

Longitude: -2.0959 / 2°5'45"W

OS Eastings: 393360

OS Northings: 120155

OS Grid: ST933201

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZB.JWP

Mapcode Global: FRA 66HJ.97T

Plus Code: 9C2VXWJ3+8J

Entry Name: Orangery and Gatehouse at Ashcombe House

Listing Date: 27 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184004

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320268

ID on this website: 101184004

Location: Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Berwick St. John

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Berwick St John St John

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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5/42 Orangery and gatehouse at
Ashcombe House


Orangery or stables, now studio, with attached gatehouse. Early
C18. Flemish bond brick with limestone dressings, corrugated-
iron hipped roof. L-plan; the truncated remains of a larger
range, with the gatehouse formerly central. Single-storey, 5-bay
garden front with gatehouse to left and projecting 3-bay wing to
right. Round-arched gateway has Gibbs surround, dentilled
pediment with oculus, chamfered rusticated quoins, to right are
four round-arched openings with keystones and casements; formerly
2 windows and 2 doors, to right is arched doorway with fanlight.
Return of wing to right has 2 round-arched casements and central
door with fanlight, all in recessed arched panels with keystones,
front of wing has Venetian window with stone pilasters, cornice and
raised voussoirs to round-arched head, casements. Rear has
gatehouse with similar Gibbs surround to archway. Hipped roof has
brick parapet with stone coping.
Interior not accessible at time of survey (March 1985), but was
converted to a studio in 1930s by Cecil Beaton. The full extent
of this range is illustrated in early C18 painting, in Salisbury
Museum, partly demolished mid C18. (C. Beaton, Ashcombe - The
Story of a Fifteen Year Lease, 1949; NMR.)

Listing NGR: ST9336020155

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