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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: 1340025



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

County: Hampshire

District: Hart

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bramshill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Jul-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 136386

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5/5 Bramshill House 8.7.52

- I

1605-1612. A great Jacobean palace, having symmetrical elevations facing outwards but with a narrow interior court; the long east and west sides end in projecting wings. 2 storeys to north and east, 3 to the south and 3 above cellars to the west, all arranged below a single roof line. Red tile roofing, generally hipped but with large gables on the west side; grouped diagonal flues on rectangular chimney stacks. Walling is in red brickwork (English bond) with stone dressings, including a pierced stone balustrade parapet on the 3 main fronts, weathering bands, mullion and transom windows, arcaded openings to each end of the eastern terrace and an elaborate entrance feature. The entrance (south) front of 3 storeys has flanking wings of 3 windows (of 1703), a recessed centre of 2 steps (each of 1 window) and projecting porch of 3 storeys in stone. This is surmounted by a circle framing Prince of Wales feathers and a crown; below this the 3 levels are marked by an Orderly Treatment with coupled pila- sters on each side, a pilaster between round-headed windows at the 2nd floor, an oriel at the 1st floor, and at the ground floor an arched entrance flanked by arched pavilions (in line with the porch and forward of the recesses). The east front has 4 full-height angular bays with 2 windows between, the upper side walls of each wing are blank above 2 arches framed within a rectangular panel (and treated with classical details), the wings also have full-height bays. The north front has 3 angular bays widely spaced, with 1 window between each, above the centre is a Dutch gable with a figure in a niche, flanked by small obelisks. The ground floor of the centre bay is an arched doorway. The west elevation has continuous gables, and there are sash windows at the ground floor (above cellar) level. Within, the house is notable for the rich period decoration of its principal rooms, which include a long gallery, a great drawing room, a chapel (former chapel) drawing room, a dining room, staircase, bedrooms and entrance hall.

Listing NGR: SP7589159641

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SU 75876 59630


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