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Latitude: 51.036 / 51°2'9"N
Longitude: -2.0897 / 2°5'23"W
OS Eastings: 393804
OS Northings: 126297
OS Grid: ST938262
Mapcode National: GBR 2YL.SM6
Mapcode Global: FRA 66HC.ZMY
Entry Name: Banqueting House at Old Wardour Park
Listing Date: 6 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184599
English Heritage Legacy ID: 321070
Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3
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
TISBURY WARDOUR PARK
ST 92 NW (east side)
4/278 Banqueting house at Old Wardour
Banqueting house, now exhibition space. Late C18 probably by
Capability Brown. Limestone ashlar, hipped Welsh slate roof.
Octagonal with two long sides. Gothick pavilion against south-west
wall of Old Wardour Castle bailey. Two-storey, 3-window south-west
front. Central ogee-headed panel with planked door, 3-light leaded
casements in taller ogee-headed panels either side, moulded string
course to first floor; ogee-headed 12-pane sash either side of
blind ogee-headed panel, hexagonal pilasters to sides carried up to
moulded string course and battlemented parapet. Three-sided right
return has ogee-headed planked door and large Tudor-arched opening
with C20 casements, first floor has 12-pane ogee-headed sash to
each face. Three-sided left return has two blind ogee panels to
ground floor, three ogee-headed sashes to first floor. North-east
side faces into bailey with entrance at first floor level; central
double half-glazed doors in ogee-headed moulded architrave, blind
ogee panel to right and 6-panelled door in ogee-headed case to
Interior has original marble fireplace against south-west wall,
window shutters. Part of landscaping for Arundells in late C18,
when Old Castle bailey used as pleasure gardens for Wardour Castle
(q.v.) to the north-west. Capability Brown worked for the
Arundells from 1773.
(D. Stroud, Capability Brown, 1975)
Listing NGR: ST9380426297
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