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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: 1095887



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

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Itchen Valley

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: I

Date first listed: 05-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Aug-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 145613

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14/19 Avington House (Formerly 5.12.55 listed as Avington Park)


Large country house. Late C16 half-H house for John Clerk but this mostly rebuilt late C17 when service courtyard and banqueting hall added for George Brydges, front extended to N & S and refronted late C18 for 3rd Duke of Chandos, internal redecorating early C19 for Earl Temple, later 2nd Marquess of Buckingham, purchased by Sir John Shelley, brother of poet, in 1848 who added further service buildings and the conservatories (q.v.). Older core flint and stone or brick dressings rebuilt in brick and blue brick with slate and lead roofs. Plan of half-H main block of 2 storeys, 13 bays with centre 5 recessed with to rear on left set at angle late C17 service courtyard with C19 service building behind and along right side of it running from staircase at rear to right of centre late C18 library wing leading to conservatories (q.v.). W front 2 storey, 13 bay with centre to bays recessed with piano nobile 1st floor. Centre 3 bays have Tuscan portice of c1680 in wood and plaster of 4 columns supporting entablature with triglyph frieze modillioned cornice and pediment. Erected on pediment late C18 3 lead figures said to come from Canons (Middx). Bays behind portico rendered with central 8-panel double door and rectangular fanlight with interlacing glazing bars in surround of pilasters and entablature. Ground floor has 12-pane segmental headed sashes with taller similar above. Flanking projecting wings have brick corner and centre pilasters carried up to top. Inner faces are of 2 bays of blind openings similar to front which has 12-pane segmented headed sashes with stone sill and rubbed brick arches and aprons, brick entablature carried round pilasters, with blue brick frieze with red rubbed brick panels and balustraded parapet between tops of pilasters surmounted by urns. S end 4 bays, similar but with 2 bay pediments. Blind N end also has pediment In centre, entrance hall has screens of columns each side with late C18 wall and ceiling paintings. Above- saloon with c1800 copy of Renaissance ceiling with paintings. Behind to right staircase late C18 has balusters as vertical chains draped with honeysuckle. Library late C18 with bowed front and Pompeian wall painting. In left wing on 1st floor drawing room has mid C19 painted;..figures of Earl Temple's ancestors. Country Life,1922; p.882-9. Pevsner; 1966; p.84-5. plans of house and proposed alterations of C18 exist in Huntingdon Library's Stowe records.

Listing NGR: SU5329932337

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967)
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1922), 882-889
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 19 Hampshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 53255 32323


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