Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1031137

Date first listed: 10-Dec-1997

Statutory Address: SPENCE HOUSE, DOCK LANE


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Statutory Address: SPENCE HOUSE, DOCK LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest (District Authority)

Parish: Beaulieu

National Park: NEW FOREST

National Grid Reference: SU 40251 01496



1860/12/10006 Spence House


House. 1961 by Sir Basil Spence for himself. Base of brick with timber-framed superstructure with cedar boarding. Monopitch roof. Part open-plan. Approach up angled concrete stair with plank handrail on steel uprights beside projecting white-painted brick wall, with openings to provide views. This wall incorporates part of the flue which penetrates upper part of house. Rear wall of house projects to form splayed forecourt. Projecting door hood. Upper part of house has vertical cedar cladding. River front has white-painted brick base with door and window openings, beneath cantilever of upper part, with two laminated cross-beams projecting. Continuous central glazing to upper part, altered from former set-back glazing, brought to edge of former balcony with solid front. Stair tower addition to end elevation. Interior. Main room has fireplace with two slabs of white-painted bush-hammered concrete forming hearth and shelf, with square brick flue over. Walls of painted vertical boarding. Ceiling has beam on line of original recessed glazing. A small house with large-scaled elements, effectively planned as a holiday home. 'Powerful and resourceful', say Pevsner and Lloyd. A good example of Spence's domestic work, designed for himself. It forms a group with Spence's studio (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SU4025401499


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 466677

Legacy System: LBS

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