Bulletin 21: The Orangery Stone Entablature

Once the lead roof of the orangery was completed the finishing touch was to construct the stone entablature that forms a decorative finish round the top edge of the orangery and boot room walls. The stone is the same Oat Hill oolitic limestone used for the decorative plinth, window and door architraves.

The architrave stone blocks are secured in place with lime mortar and stainless steel brackets at the top of the Orangery outer skin walls.

The architrave stone blocks are secured in place with lime mortar and stainless steel brackets at the top of the Orangery outer skin walls.

Stone blocks are fitted in place to form an apparently seamless architrave.

Stone blocks are fitted in place to form an apparently seamless architrave.

After adding the frieze and coping the entablature is complete.

After adding the frieze and coping the entablature is complete.

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