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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: 1094360



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

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Exbury and Lepe

National Park: NEW FOREST

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Oct-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 143409

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EXBURY AND LEPE EXBURY ESTATE SU 40 SW 12/6 Exbury House 8.10.59

GV II* Medium-sized country house. C18 core remodelled and refaced C1927. Ashlar stone encasing of brick structure, slate and lead roofs behind parapet. Unusual plan best described as rectangular which has had diagonal slice cut across one corner, leaving only one bay of one side and one end and creating the entrance front; 3 storey, 1:3:1:3:1 garden front, 5 bay entrance front. Garden front has flight of 5 stone steps in front of all but end bays, bowed in centre. Following this Ionic colonnade with heavy entablature. Under this French windows in centre and beside to LH, 12-pane windows with low-cills in other bays. End bays have roundheaded windows of 2 tall lights and radiating fanlight, and rustication to ground floor; 12-pane sashes in raised architraves on other floors. Those in centre have flanking thin sashes. That on 1st floor having segmental pediment over, while end bays have triangular pediment and others have plain hoods. Heavy bracketed cornice and pediment over centre bay. Each side of centre balustraded lengths in the papapet. Stone stacks either side of centre and inside of end bays. Highly original interior plan of huge circular central top-lit stone hall. Arched openings on ground floor, promenade around it on 1st floor appearing behind 2 Ionic columns and pilasters. Over stone dome with glazed top. Interior has some C19 French rooms with 'over the top' panelling, some C18 marble fireplaces and a room with C17 4-centred arch stone fireplace.

Listing NGR: SZ4354999985

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National Grid Reference: SU 42381 00054


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