Listed Building: CONSERVATORY, ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS AND TUNNEL (1096492)

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Grade II
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 1259, 4, 27
Date assigned Tuesday, January 6, 1987
Date last amended

Description

Conservatory, garden walls and tunnel. 1778 and C19. Red brick and rubble stone with sandstone dressings. Hipped Welsh slate roofs to conservatory. Large irregular quadrangular enclosure. To the north a smaller irregular quadrangular enclosure divided in two near one end by a pathway flanked by walls. Much smaller quadrangular enclosure to north again with lower walls. The walls are mostly of brick, though partly of rubble stone, and have flat stone copings or moulded brick copings. Various pilaster buttresses, gate piers and segment headed doorways with panelled doors. Lean-to greenhouses on the inside of the enclosure. From the north a pedestrian tunnel leads out into the park so that the gardeners could go about their work without being seen from the house. In the small north enclosure is a lean-to cartshed and outbuildings. The conservatory stands between the two main enclosures. South elevation of five giant round arched windows with stone impost band and keyblocks. Remains of glazing bar sashes. Two hipped roofs and between them originally was a glazed dome. Two storeyed north elevation of five bays with doorways and glazing bar sashes under keyed wedge stone lintels. Similar glazing bar sashes above. Moulded eaves cornice. The walled enclosures included a kitchen garden and a 'physic garden', and may have been laid out by William Eames. Listing NGR: SK3705222399

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Location

Grid reference SK 37052 22399 (point)
Map sheet SK32SE
Civil Parish CALKE, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE

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Sep 13 2010 2:40PM

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