The North Front of The Wigwam

placeholder gifOriginal mansion with the green house and rotunda

This is the only surviving elevation of Bridgman's original design. All access to the house was at this time from this side. Originally there was access at the first floor level by sweeping carriage ramps through a porte-cochere. At this time the main entrance was where the mayor's parlour is now. On the left is the octagonal glass palm house. It was about 70ft wide by 60ft high constructed of cast iron and glass. It was built around 1877.

Written by John Wilson, Singer archivist

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Title Value
Written by John Wilson, Singer archivist
Contributor   John Wilson  
Identifier ref 71
Format   greyscale photograph; 110 mm x 133 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Singer. Building. Oldway. Mansion. Green house  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords Wigwam west palm house greenhouse conservatory porte cochere rotunda