ORANGERY AT HESTERCOMBE
 
 
Orangery. 1904-9. By Edwin Lutyens for the Hon E W B Portman. Ashlar Ham stone, coursed rubble plinth, quoins and spandrels in locally quarried slate, coped verges, broken pediment gable ends, modillion eaves to soffit, concrete pantiles. Plan: single cell, flarogue style. Single storey, rusticated surrounds to niches in outer bays, blank-panels above, centre 3 roundheaded many paned windows reaching to plinth with pivotal heads, 2 square headed many paned doors flanking central bay with scroll keystones, circular niches above. Coat of arms in apex of pediment West end, carved garlands draped from typanus to keystones of single roundheaded full length windows in gable ends. Interior: fine pair of moulded urns set in semi-circular headed niches flanking bolection moulded fireplace. A "jeu d' esprit" in the baroque manner by Lutyens.
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