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Ordnance survey map of HMS DRYAD (SOUTHWICK HOUSE)
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Statutory Address:

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

Winchester (District Authority)
Southwick and Widley
National Grid Reference:
SU 63308 08742


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/11/2016

SU 60 NW 13/9 SOUTHWICK AND WIDLEY HMS Dryad (Southwick House)

II Country mansion. Replacement in similar style in 1843 of a house built 1800 but destroyed by fire in 1840. By S Howell. Walls of stucco, roof hidden by parapet. Symmetrical south front elevation with slight projections at each side and central bow, of three storeys, windows. Rusticated ground-floor, rusticated quoins, architraves to the windows, with pediments (segmental and triangular) to the first floor, eaves cornice on console brackets. Sashes in reveals. The ground-floor has a continuous verandah, supported on Ionic columns. The east elevation, of similar form, is symmetrical, of three storeys, 1.3.1 windows, with a porte-cochere of four Ionic columns. To the west side there extends a two-storeyed service wing, of 1.5.1. windows. Headquarters of General Eisenhower and the scene of the planning of the D-day invasion 1943-44. It is understood that a large map specifically commissioned for this purpose remains in situ, covering a wall in one of the ground floor rooms.

Listing NGR: SU6332408824


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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: 15 Apr 2002
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