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Statutory Address:

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

East Hampshire (District Authority)
East Meon
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National Grid Reference:
SU 68131 22228



12/12 The Court House 16.3.54 GV I

House. C14 Ecclesiastical court house, with late C16 timber framed house attached to the east side, C17 and C18 minor changes, and early C20 minor extensions and restoration. Walls of malmstone and flint rubble with stone dress- ings; plinth, mullion and transom tall windows with cusped head; small single and coupled windows with cusped heads (some restored), doorways with pointed arches: brick C17 stack and minor dressings, exposed frame with brick infill, brick wall- ing in Flemish bond, C20 flint walls. Tile roof, mostly gables, some hips. Large open hall of three bays, with fireplace at one end, two windows each side, and doorways at the north end; north end cross wing of two storeys (solar above buttery) with smaller wing beyond of two storeys; to the east, linked by a passageway, there is a 'farmhouse' building of two storeys irregular fenestration, and to the north the passageway continues to the entrance (associated with Court House Cottage). Casements of various sizes, with mostly C20 leaded lights. Plain doorways. The interior of the hall (unused) is virtually original, of flintwork with stone dressings, with a C15 fireplace inserted at the south end, having a frieze of six panels containing quatrefoils: the north end has two doorways with pointed arches. The open timber roof has King-posts and massive tie beams with arch braces, resting on stone brackets, formed as carved heads of kings and bishops. The solar (library) is of three bays, with open king post roof, a large stone original fireplace and windows to the end gables and each side, a doorway leads to the small wing (upper floor). Below the solar the buttery has bare walls and original features (one blocked window) and doorways to hall and small wing. The eastern part is of vernacular form, of two storeys and one storey and attic, irregular fenestration, mainly C20 casements but a few smaller older lights. The frame shows inside and outside and there are C17 oak doors and C18 moulded dadoes; in one part, the heavy vertical boarding is possibly part of the hall screen. The C20 work is unobtrusive.


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

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Date: 25 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/05806/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Glyn Edmunds . Source Historic England Archive
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