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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: ORANGERY ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST OF DYRHAM HOUSE

List entry Number: 1212042

Location

ORANGERY ATTACHED TO SOUTH EAST OF DYRHAM HOUSE

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

County District District Type Parish
South GloucestershireUnitary AuthorityDyrham and Hinton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Aug-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 396553

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History

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Details

ST 77 NW DYRHAM AND HINTON C.P. DYRHAM PARK

5/156 Orangery attached to south east of Dyrham House G.V. I

Orangery (known as greenhouse in C17). Started in 1701 by William Talman, front slope of roof glazed c. 1800 by Repton. Limestone ashlar, coursed freestone to rear. East elevation of 5 bays, central bay broken forward, flanked by heavy paired Tuscan columns, round-headed double glass doors with voussoirs alternately vermuculated, stone stage's head set on keystone. Paired Tuscan pilasters dividing outer bays to left and right and at each end, each bay has round-headed opening with 24-pane sash and splayed glazing bars in upper section, rusticated voussoirs and large frost-work keystones; plinth, pulvinated frieze with Latin inscription in 3 sections "servaremodum, finemque tueri, naturamque sequi" (from Lucan's Pharsalia), cornice, tall parapet with paired pilasters over ground floor columns and pilasters, with paired raised panels between, cornice; balustrade above has paired plinths above pilasters and 4 urns set on plinths, 2 centrally, one at each end, urns fluted with swags, moulded cornice above balustrade. South elevation has 3 large 24-pane sashes in moulded architraves with cills, cornice above frieze returned, central section of balustrade above with pilasters at each end, at lower level than balustrade to east. Wall above balustrade ramped up at each side to join balustrade wall to east and plain pier to west. Door in chamfered surround at basement level and section of string course above. Rear has 5 varied windows at basement level, all 2-light casements recessed, with leaded lights and square mullions, 3 doors, string course above, coved cornice, blocking course and upper cornice. Interior: unplastered rubble walls, blocks of dressed stone replacing beams in mortices in walls, possibly from former pitched roof. (Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England Gloucestershire : The Cotswolds. 1970. Kenworthy-Browne, J. : Dyrham Park. 1983. Country Life 14, 434-441, XL 546-552, CXXXI 335-339 ahd CXXXI 396-399).

Listing NGR: ST7418375734

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Kenworthy Browne, J - Title: Dyrham Park - Date: 1983
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 131 - Page References: 335-339
  3. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 131 - Page References: 396-399
  4. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 14 - Page References: 434-441
  5. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 40 - Page References: 546-552
  6. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 1 Avon - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic interest in England
  7. Book  Reference - Author: Verey, D - Title: The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds - Date: 1970

National Grid Reference: ST 74183 75734

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