Information for record number MWA9186:
Site of Orangery, Compton Verney Estate

Summary The site of an orangery which was built in 1769 and is marked on an estate map of 1818. It also featured in the 18th October 1913 edition of 'Country Life', but it is no longer standing. It was situated within the grounds of Compton Verney House.
What Is It?  
Type: Orangery
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Compton Verney
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 30 52
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Site of a former orangery that may have been designed by either Robert Adam or Capability Brown. Erected in late 18th century. The orangery was situated 120m north west of the manor house.
2 Work began in 1769 according to a transaction for building stone for this purpose; the mason being one Samuel Eglington, a member of family of local builders.
3 Shown on Padleys Estate Map of 1818.
4 Pictured in Country Life Magazine in 1913. Site location centred at SP 3090 5284.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Compton Verney: A History of its House & Owners
Author/originator: Bearman, R (Ed)
Date: 2001
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Country Life
Date: 1913
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: Padleys Estate Plan
Author/originator: Padley
Date: 1818
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Transaction Record for the Compton Verney Estate
Author/originator: Eglington, Samuel (?)
Date: 1769
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument MANOR HOUSE * The principal house of a manor or village. back
monument MAGAZINE * A building in which a supply of arms, ammunition and provisions for an army is stored. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument ORANGERY * A gallery or building in a garden, usually south facing, used for the growing of oranges and other fruit. back

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