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The Orangery

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilston, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5718 / 51°34'18"N

Longitude: -4.1632 / 4°9'47"W

OS Eastings: 250180

OS Northings: 188103

OS Grid: SS501881

Mapcode National: GBR GT.1V81

Mapcode Global: VH3MX.SRFD

Entry Name: The Orangery

Listing Date: 19 July 2000

Last Amended: 19 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23548

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In the south-east of Penrice Castle park, beside gardens.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)

Community: Ilston

Locality: Penrice

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Penrice Castle was built in 1773-7, with William Gubbings as mason. In the early 1790s Gubbings was active here again building the gate lodge, gates, and the orangery.


An orangery in five bays separated by Corinthian pilasters, with stylobate and entablature. The central bay is modified with glazed doors. The cornice is carried on modillions. Plain parapet. Modern glazed roof, said to replace a hipped slate roof.
Other elevations stuccoed with a plain parapet. In each end elevation is a window similar to those at the front.


Said to contain plastered interior, with moulded cornice.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an C18 orangery, and also for group value with Penrice Castle (mansion).

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