OLD ARLESFORD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1157173
Date first listed:
16-Nov-1983
Statutory Address:
OLD ARLESFORD HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD ARLESFORD HOUSE

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

County:
Hampshire
District:
Winchester (District Authority)
Parish:
Old Alresford
National Grid Reference:
SU 58885 33674

Details

SU 53 SE OLD ALRESFORD OLD ALRESFORD

8/44 Old Alresford House

II*

Middle sized country house. 1749-51 by William Jones for Admiral Lord Rodney. Brick with Bath stone dressings and slated roofs. 3 storeys and basement, 7 bays with slightly projecting centre 3 bays and single bay flanking wings at either end with single storey on basement service wings either side in front forming courtyard. Stone string courses at ground floor, ground floor cill level and 2nd floor level, to centre 5 bays, and 2nd floor cornice to flank- ing bays, tall parapet with coping and bracketed pediment to centre 3 bays. Flight of 9 stone steps to central 6 panel door in doorcase with arched radiating fanlight, in 1760's framed with porch of 2 fluted Tower of the Winds columns and pilasters supporting entablature with bucrania frieze. Either side a closely spaced sash then a widely spaced sash in the outer 2 bays, and the same arrange holds on the other floors. Ground and 1st floor have 12-pane sashes, 2nd floor 6-paned, all with rubbed brick arches. Inside plan form of central saloon, now morning room, flanked by dining and drawing rooms and entrance hall flanked by main and service stairs. In morning room original rococo plaster ceiling, with central panel of eagle discharging thunderbolts and corner medallions of the seasons. Some C18 foreplaces and Regency ceilings. In E service wing Chapel and sitting room decorated in neo- classical trompe l'oeil by Robert Jackson after designs by Annigoni. House stands at top of park laid out by Richard Woods in 1764 with lawn and ha-ha in front of house and flanking walls of beech and yew framing view down to Alresford Pond.

Listing NGR: SU5876034222

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
145203
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 19 Hampshire,

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16851/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Easton. Source Historic England Archive
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