They have now had confirmation from Susan Campbell (she of the Walled Kitchen Garden Network fame, and author of books on the subject, like ‘Cottesbrooke’, no less) that the recently-uncovered vinery is the very one in the designs they’d posted before. Further, it’s possibly the only one still in existence by that particular vinery builder, George Tod. Tod seems to have been at the top of the glasshouse-construction game in Georgian times.
There’s also a new picture, showing the excavation of the furnace, or fireplace, area, where the vinery heating emanated from.
What a coup for Croome Walled Gardens. And if that’s not enough, the restored Bothy will be open soon, too. Got to be worth a visit then, surely?