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

Basingstoke and Deane (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 52846 50624


SU 54 NW 2/5 OVERTON Polhampton Farmhouse


II* Farmhouse. Mid C17 with early C19 alterations and extension. Double pile plan with small single storeyed addition on the east side. The north and west elevations are little altered, having red brick walling in English bond with a moulded eaves band, a shallow "entablature" first floor band of brick and tile mouldings, windows set in projecting brickwork frames (some eaved) with moulded brick mullins (of two, three and five openings some now filled with brickwork), plinth; casements. Steep hipped tiled roof, two hipped dormers on the east face; two massive shafted stacks.

The main front (south) has been altered in the early C19 and is of three windows with a central pediment/gable containing a circular light. First floor brick band and plinth. Casements with cambered openings. Six-panelled door within a simple architrave and cornice on brackets.The east side is tile hung, the addition having a half-hipped tiled roof and a corner tapered stack.

Interior has a mid C17 dog-leg staircase with closed string, turned balusters (symmetrical in both axees) square newel posts with shaped finials and a moulded handrail. On the attic landing the balustrade returns to the wall which has a flat "splat" newel post. Dining room has panelled walls above which is a particularly fine plastered frieze consisting of double-headed eagles alternating with a large leaf motif. Both eagles and leaves are linked by strapwork. At the junction of the wall and ceiling are a series of dentils with leaf (arthenian?) and petal enrichment. Above the fireplace is a large panel with three figures set in foliage and flowers, including roses, vine leaves and others. Above and below this panel are single rows of nailhead-type ornament and around the whole is a rose and thistle trail also with small dentils. A similar panel exists over the fireplace in the bedroom above the dining room. Front rooms retain chamfered axial beams. Some six panelled doors.


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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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