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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1093803



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

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kings Somborne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-May-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Feb-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 140749

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KINGS SOMBORNE MARSHCOURT SU 3533 13/2 Marshcourt School (formerly listed as Marshcourt) 29/5/57 GV I Large country house. 1901-5, extended 1924-6 by E L Lutyens for H Johnson. Clunch chalk blocks, Portland stone, red brick and tiles, old plain tile roof. Plan of E Plan N entrance front consisting of corridoes on both floors of main range. Behind this taller S main range with S projecting wing at E (on left of entrance front) and service courtyard to E, not completed until 1905 and 1926 when behind, to S of this courtyard large ballroom built, extending E from S facade. N entrance front low and long is 2 storey of 2 heights, 7 wide bays with wide wings projecting forward each end. Central 2 storey gabled porch. On ground floor archway of Portland stone arch with key blocks curving inwards from it to detached arch supported off plinth walls inside main arch. Underneath vaulted in stone and tile squares. Above 2-light casement above level of eaves either side. Either side 3 bays of blank centre bay except for chequered tile strip, each side paired 3-light mullioned windows with similar over and 2-light similar over centre bays. Hipped ends of wings have eaves raised over canted full height bays with paired cross-windows and paired 2-light casements over. Tile chequerwork along inner of wings at ground floor window level. Windows all leaded. Roofs hipped with moulded 2 or 3 shaft brick stacks on outer sides of wings near front and towards rear. On higher main roof large stack at right end of ridge, stack to right of centre and stack behind ridge immediately right of centre. S front taller, with vertical emphasis with several projecting bays and unsymmetrical with one projecting end wing and added tall roofed ballroom beyond it. Service court yard in brick and much more vernacular. Interior much as built (c.f.County Life photographs) Country Life; Vol 71; 1932 p 316, p 354, p 378. Buildings of England, Hampshire; Penguin; N Pevsner; 1966; p313-3. Lutyens; Arts Council Catalogue; 1981; p103-106.

Listing NGR: SU3576130748

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 313
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1932), 316 354
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1932), 378
'Arts Council of Great Britain Catalogue' in The Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens 1889-1944, (1981)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 19 Hampshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 35660 33594


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