ST9769 : Bowood - The Orangery

taken 9 years ago, near to Studley, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Bowood - The Orangery
Bowood - The Orangery
The main entrance to The Orangery is flanked by two stags, created by Geiss of Berlin in 1852. This building was originally used in the 18th century to hold the 1st Earl's collection of orange and lemon trees. It remained a conservatory until the First World War, when it became a military hospital. During the Second World War it became a school. When The Big House was demolished in 1955, some of the treasures once housed there were moved to The Orangery.

The Orangery is open to the public and contains parts of the great Lansdowne collections. A fascinating tour includes:
A huge collection of sculpture, paintings, jewellery and porcelain
The Chapel, designed by Cockerell in 1821 for the 3rd Marquess
The Library, also designed by Cockerell in 1824
Treasures from India (5th Marquess was Viceroy 1888-94)
Treasures from Victorian times
Napoleon collection (father of the 4th Marquess' wife was his aide de camp)
The Laboratory, where Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen (1774) and Jan Ingenhousz discovered photosynthesis (1779)

Estate tour - ST9769 : Large lawn at Bowood
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 31 October, 2010
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Orangery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 975 699 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.7076N 2:2.2409W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 975 699
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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