SK5339 : The Camellia House, Wollaton Hall

taken 1 year ago, near to Bilborough, Nottingham, Great Britain

The Camellia House, Wollaton Hall
The Camellia House, Wollaton Hall
The main walkway.

The round vents on the floor of the original hot water heating system can be seen. An information sheet in the building explains that Lord Middleton thought that this was the right sort of environment for camellias, but they are in fact quite hardy; a hothouse environment would make them more prone to fungal attack, etc.

There is a project to transfer the camellias outside and create a proper hothouse, possibly using the original system.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Country estates 
Period (from Tags)
Early 19th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron 
Date (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Wollaton Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5320 3914 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.8210N 1:12.5825W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5320 3914
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Conservatory  Grade II(star) Listed  Architectural Detail 

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