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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GARDEN WALLS, PAVING AND STEPS ON THE SOUTH FRONT OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1060514

Location

GARDEN WALLS, PAVING AND STEPS ON THE SOUTH FRONT OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetTaunton DeaneDistrict AuthorityCheddon Fitzpaine

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-May-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 270558

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History

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Details

ST22NW CHEDDON FITZPAINE CP HESTERCOMBE 5/50 Garden walls, paving and steps on the South front of Hestercombe House

GV I

Garden, walls, paving and steps on South front of Hestercombe House (qv). 1904-9, restored 1973-5. By Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll for the Hon EWB Portman. Local slate from quarry behind house, flat bedded to give the impression set without mortar, Ham stone dressings, and millstones. Plan: site sloping away from South front of Hestercombe House (qv), Southern extent marked by pergola walk, East and West water gardens flanking grand plat set below existing terrace fo South front, rose garden to West and East circular walls forming rotunda with central pool, on North East axis, flight of double steps down to Orangery (qv) with steps up to Dutch garden beyond. Described by Hussey as "an unsurpassed example of his (Lutyens) garden art," (Photographs in NMR; J Brown, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon: Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, 1982; C Hussey, Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1950; Country Life, October 10th and 17th, 1908).

Listing NGR: ST2410528662

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Hussey, C - Title: Life of Sir Edwin Lutyens - Date: 1950
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Brown, J - Title: Gardens of a Golden Afternoon Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll - Date: 1982
  3. Article  Reference - Title: 10 October - Date: 1908 - Journal Title: Country Life
  4. Article  Reference - Title: 17 October - Date: 1908 - Journal Title: Country Life
  5. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 37 Somerset - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: ST 24105 28662

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