22 Oct 2011

The Orangery roof work

The roof of the Orangery
The builders are putting the slates back on the roof of the Orangery which is the building opposite the entrance to the walled garden. The building is correctly known as 'Wyatt's Vinery" and dates from around 1780. Water had been penetrating quite freely so the builders have been replacing roof struts and beams where needed and re-roofing. Originally the upstairs was used as a dormitory for single under-gardeners, probably about thirty or so, whilst downstairs was a kitchen, and dining room where a 'matron' would have looked after them.

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