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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: 1350871



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

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Owslebury

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

Grade: I

Date first listed: 05-Dec-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Dec-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 145472

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SU 52 SW OWSLEBURY MARWELL ZOO PARK 8/38 5.12.55 Marwell Hall GV (formerly listed as Marwell I Hall, including wall with Summerhouse to N.E)

Medium sized country house. Episcopal manor house of C14 remodelled for Sir Henry Seymour 1551, remodelled for Sir William Long 1816. Stone and brick rendered with stone dressings, old plain tile roofs. Early example of Tudor revival A long building of 6 wide bays, 2 rooms deep on N-S axis. W entrance, front 2 storeys and attic, 6 bays, end bays are slightly projecting gabled wings, with full height diagonal buttresses at corners, topped by finials. Entrance to S of centre with projecting single storey porch with 4-centred arches, parapet clasping buttresses with finials, vaulted ceiling and glazed screen with entrance door in. To N, full height Great Hall with 2 15-light, 4-mullion, 2-transom windows with buttress between. To S, impinging on porch, slightly projecting bay with mezzanine floor and on each floor 8-light mullioned and transomed windows. Centre part has cusped cornice and battelemented parapet. Gabled end bays have on lower floors 12-light mullioned and transomed window and in gable 3-light mullioned windows, all with dripstones. All windows have leaded lights. To N single storey C19 Gothic billiards room. E, garden front 8 bay with projecting central 4 bays, 3 storeys, with 2 bays each end of 2 storeys and attic. Central part 1816 has turrets in each corner with false stair lights, rising above papapet to ogee finials. Ground floor windows are tall, having geometrical tracery in pointed head with pair of narrow pointed sashes below. 1st floor sill-level string, to cross windows, 2nd floor windows 2-light casements in 4-centred arch opening, above cornice and battlements Each end gabled bay with full-height corner buttress with finial. On lower floor 8-light mullioned and transomed windows, with above 3-light mullioned windows. Inner bay has cross windows. All windows have glazing bars and dripstones. N and S ends double gabled, 2 storeys and attic. Gable end stacks tall 3 shafted rendered octagonal moulded brick stacks. Complete 1817 interior except for early C18 staircase at N end of hall, Over this and hall 3 bays of late C14 roof of possible base cruck trusses, aisle plate, arched brace to arcade plate and common rafters. Arcade braces meet at bay midpoint. Common rafter roof above arcade plate with curved braces from arcade plate to collar. Some llm span with 5.5m bays. Hall fireplace has stone panel over it with Royal Arms. Early C17 fireplace in library, carved overmantel and fluted pilasters. VCH; 1908; Vol 3; p 332. 'Buildings of England'; N Pevsner; Penguin; 1966; p 331.

Listing NGR: SU5193823775

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1908), 332
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 331

National Grid Reference: SU 50858 21779


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