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The Orangery in Kensington Gardens

The Orangery in Kensington Gardens

Summer 2010
View from east.

View from east.

May 2012
Back of The Orangery

Back of The Orangery

May 2012
North entrance to Kensington Palace gardens and The Orangery

North entrance to Kensington Palace gardens and The Orangery

May 2012
Kensington Palace Orangery, view from the north entrance.

Kensington Palace Orangery, view from the north entrance.

April 2012
Kensington Palace Orangery

Kensington Palace Orangery

April 2012
View to The Orangery from the Gardens of Kensington Palace

View to The Orangery from the Gardens of Kensington Palace

May 2012
View to The Orangery from the Gardens of Kensington Palace

View to The Orangery from the Gardens of Kensington Palace

May 2012
The Orangery

The Orangery

April 2012
The Orangery

The Orangery

April 2012
The Orangery - restaurant doors

The Orangery - restaurant doors

May 2012
The Orangery - Western facade

The Orangery - Western facade

April 2012
Western elevation of The Orangery

Western elevation of The Orangery

April 2012
The Orangery

The Orangery

April 2012
The Orangery in the gardens of Kensington Palace.

The Orangery in the gardens of Kensington Palace.

Summer 2010

Kensington Palace Orangery

Address:
Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
Type:
Commercial
Completion:
18th century
Venues:
1
Viewed:
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Description of Kensington Palace Orangery

The Orangery at Kensington Palace (known as the greenhouse in the late 18th and early 19th centuries) was built for Queen Anne in 1704 - 5 and was used during the winter months for housing plants, and in the summer for court entertainments.

The design of The Orangery is attributed to Nicholas Hawksmoor, was modified by Sir John Vanbrugh and the initial estimate of £2,599 had more than doubled by the time work was completed.

The building was restored in the late 19th century when much of the panelling was replaced. The interior is decorated in panelling, cornice and 24 Corinthian columns all painted white.

Other interesting facts
It was traditional since Medieval times for the Monarch to distribute gifts of specially minted coins to poor people on Maundy Thursday. This now takes place in churches around the country, but Queen Anne held the Maundy Ceremony in the Orangery.

The Orangery was often used for ceremonies. Queen Anne was notable as the last monarch who performed the ceremony called “Touching the King's Evil” where people with diseases believed that by being physically touched by the Monarch they would be cured.

Source: theorangery.uk.com

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