MAIN BUILDING TO FARNBOROUGH HILL CONVENT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1303116
Date first listed:
13-Nov-1975
Statutory Address:
MAIN BUILDING TO FARNBOROUGH HILL CONVENT, FARNBOROUGH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MAIN BUILDING TO FARNBOROUGH HILL CONVENT, FARNBOROUGH ROAD

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

County:
Hampshire
District:
Rushmoor (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 87188 56449

Details

FARNBOROUGH ROAD 1. 5238 Farnborough Main building to Farnborough Hill Convent SU 8756 4/26 13.11.75 2. Large house by H E Kendall Jun. built for T G Longman (publisher) 1863; following his death in 1879 the house was bought by the widowed Empress of Napoleon III, who extended the building (1883), which became a 'court in exile' until her heath in 1920. During the present century used as an RC public school for girls, again being extended.

Stockbroker/baronial fantasy. 2 storeys, with 5 storey tower above entrance. The ground floor is in red brick, with lavish Bath stone dressings; above is an elaborate half-timbered superstructure in a late-medieval Continental style. Steep tile roofing, pyramid octagonal lead-covered turret, mini-hips and many gables; ornate barge boards to gables and dormers. Plaster infilling to framework, some with relief carvings, bands at first and second floor level. Mullion/ transom fenestration, in wood above but stone on ground floor. Highly decorated treatment includes the monogram of the first owner. Later additions of several periods; earlier in French style but the latest in plainer neo- Georgian.

Listing NGR: SU8762456569

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
137850
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 26 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01179/19
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