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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: 1218207



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


District: Isle of Wight

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Chale

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Jul-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 392686

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SZ47NE UPPER HOUSE LANE 1353-0/5/87 Chale Abbey 21/07/51


House, formerly Manor house. C14 with C15 and C16 additions, restored and further enlarged in C19. Stone rubble with tiled roof and casement windows. 2 storeys, 3 windows facing east and 3 windows facing west. Original L-shaped building built by John de Langford Constable of Carisbrooke Castle and Warden of the Isle of Wight in the C14. It consisted of a hall and undercroft and comprises the south and west wings of the present building. The hall was subdivided and the undercroft converted into a kitchen in the C16. The former hall still retains original lancet windows at 1st floor level on east and west walls and tall C14 2-light painted window in the gable of the north front probably divided by a transom when ceiling was inserted into the hall. In the centre of the east front is a gabled projection which was added by Thomas de Langham in the C15 to contain the staircase and extended eastwards by Richard Worsley in the C16. In the angle of the original L on the west side is a C19 porch. To the west of the original west wing and slightly recessed is another C19 addition. Interior includes staircase with solid core and arched doorcase. Kitchen with 4 centred arched stone fireplaces. 1st floor bedroom with 4 centred arched stone fireplace with high stops and cambered painted stone fireplace of c.1662 to lounge with arched openings on each side, the left hand one filled in with greadoven and the central arch with early to mid C19 fireplace with paterae and recessed decoration. Reroofed in C19. (V C H Hampshire: 236; C W R Winter: "The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight": 48 - 53).

Listing NGR: SZ4860177820

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1912), 236
Winter, CWR , The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight48-53

National Grid Reference: SZ4860177820


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