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Statutory Address:

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Eastleigh (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 45113 08862


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SU 40 NE 8/154 21.10.74 5230



1542, the core of the structure is a coastal fort, one of a series built in the Solent area by Henry VIII. The lower walling belongs to this period and the curving top of the parapet shows in several places, with some splayed apertures which protected the gun emplacements. Weighted and altered circa 1840-60 with the addition of a Gothic tower. The building was extensively remodelled circa 1885-90 to the designs of Sedding (1889 on rainwater heads) in a Gothic/Baronial style. A central block of 2 storeys, attic and basement is a plain mssive unit, with deep splayed reveals (like loopholes) to the openings and rounded corner turrets. It has 3 gables above the castellated parapet. On the south front there are 4 first floor windows, a band, and on the ground floor a central bay resting on a splayed basement. On the north (entrance) front there is a 2-storeyed porch with a window on each side, those on the ground floor appearing as later large mullioned and transomed insertions. The wings are more complex, with a grading outwards of the Gothic treatment towards a more domestic style. The north wing has 3 storeys and basement, with an octagonal stair turret on the corner. The south wing is 2-storeyed (of about equal height) but ends in a prominent octagonal tower, with its own octagonal stair turret. Within the general symmetry the detail of fenestration is rich in variation, in the Gothic manner. Stone walling. Casement windows. Inside, the main rooms continue the elaborate Gothic treatment. The entrance hall has a massive fireplace at one end and at the other a grand timber staircase, at the top of which an organ has been built into a recess. A billiard room is fully panelled. The first floor of the south wing is a panelled apartment of irregular shape, and includes a section within the Tower, with an oriel window. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SU4516309217


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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: 18 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/02002/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr W.G.P. Davies. Source Historic England Archive
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