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Kitchen Garden Walls and Attached House Approximately 600 Metres South East of Blenheim Palace

A Grade II Listed Building in Blenheim, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8372 / 51°50'13"N

Longitude: -1.3535 / 1°21'12"W

OS Eastings: 444643

OS Northings: 215595

OS Grid: SP446155

Mapcode National: GBR 7WJ.SR7

Mapcode Global: VHCXD.H2BY

Plus Code: 9C3WRJPW+VJ

Entry Name: Kitchen Garden Walls and Attached House Approximately 600 Metres South East of Blenheim Palace

Listing Date: 27 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253001

Location: Blenheim Palace, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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2/19 Kitchen Garden Walls and
attached house approx. 600m SE
of Blenheim Palace
Walls enclosing kitchen garden. c.1710 by Thomas Churchill and Richard Stacey.
Stone-coped walls, of Flemish bond brick and 4.5m high, enclose area
approximately 80 x 320 metres. Walls have two elliptical curves to each side.
Keyed stone ashlar niches set in walls; bellcote with bell over niche to north.
Large piers, with raised panels and moulded stone plinths, flank north and south
entrances with C20 gates. Banded brickwork with flared headers to piers of east
entrance, with C20 gates, and west entrance which has stone ashlar pedimented
Tuscan gateway flanked by niches, by Sir William Chambers, 1766-75, and late C19
wrought-iron gate. Late C18 gardener's house attached to south-west: of
limestone rubble with M-shaped concrete tile roof, and C19 brick end stacks.
Double-depth plan. 2-storey, 2-window range front has keyed flat stone arches
over late C19 plate-glass sashes. C20 door in gable end. Interior noted as
having quarter-turn stairs with turned balusters. Limestone rubble walls enclose
area approximately 40 x 320 metres to rear. Stacey and Churchill were
master-bricklayers who built Queen Anne's Orangery at Kensington Palace.
(Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p475; D. Green: Blenheim Palace and Gardens:
1972, p4)

Listing NGR: SP4464315595

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