12 Nov 2000
Sandhills, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3NQ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MUDEFORD 1. (South Side) 5187 Sandhills SZ 19 SE 6/41



Early C19 and later. Large house of irregular plan. Painted brick with slate roof. Early C19, south eastern part is completely round. 2 storeys. The southern half has a wide verandah on ground floor and similar balcony above, each supported on Doric columns with an iron balustrade to the balcony. French windows with modern glazing. Centre chimmeys. Wide Doric porch, with columns and pediment, on the north side of this round section. A long west wing added circa 1830, 7 windows including a curved bay at west end. To north of this later C19 wing of 6 windows including 2 storey bay. The Victoria County history says that this house belonged to William Stewart Rose the friend of William Pitt who was called "Pitt's Rose" on that account, and that Scott stayed with him here in 1807 and wrote part of Marmion in the house, also that Coleridge stayed here in 1816. However, the same has also been said of Gundimore nearby (qv) and the latter is more likely.

Lawn Cottage, Nelson's Cottage,Sandhills, its lodge and the street boundary wall and gate piers form a group. The lodge at Sandhills is of local interest.

Listing NGR: SZ1855391973


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0944 IOE Records taken by F G G Hawkins; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr F.G.G. Hawkins. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hawkins, F.G.G.

Rights Holder: Hawkins, F.G.G.


Brick, Slate, Georgian House, Victorian Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling