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© Mr Michael Perry

IoE Number: 270558
Location: GARDEN WALLS, PAVING AND STEPS ON THE SOUTH FRONT OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE,
  CHEDDON FITZPAINE, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 11 November 2002
Date listed: 17 May 1985
Date of last amendment: 17 May 1985
Grade I

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ST22NWCHEDDON FITZPAINE CPHESTERCOMBE5/50Garden walls, paving and stepson the South front of Hestercombe

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).

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