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The Elms Including Front Garden Wall, Gate-Piers, and Gates., Havant

Description: The Elms Including Front Garden Wall, Gate-Piers, and Gates.

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 135426

OS Grid Reference: SU7006506367
OS Grid Coordinates: 470065, 106367
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8526, -1.0060

Location: 6 Lower Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 3LH

Locality: Havant
Local Authority: Havant Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: PO9 3LH

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Listing Text

4/23 No 2 (The Elms),
including fron garden
wall, Gate-Piers, and

(formerly listed as
The Elms under Manor Road)


House. C18 Gothick with an early C19 extension built to accommodate a visit by
the Duke of Wellington. Late C18, early C19. Stucco, with a slate roof. The
tall centre part has a symmetrical front (east) of 3 storeys, 3 windows, and set
back at each end are lower wings, of 2 storeys and attic, 1 window to the gabled
front, the north side being now masked by the later forward extension, which
comprises a tower and a windowless rectangular block (of about 1½ storeys) with
top-lighting. The centre has a crenellated parapet and the openings have ogee
heads (capped by decorative roundels) above the windows, which on the 2nd floor
have cills at the foot of the curves, and on the 1st and ground floor include
Venetian lights on each side, also repeated on the south wing (with blank side
panels); the walls are grooved with a rustication pattern. Sashes. The
central doorway is of classical form, with a Tuscan entablature and Gothic triple
attached columns; this is enclosed in a later simple classical porch with square
columns, now walled-in with side windows and a plain doorway. The tower has
Gothick niches, and narrow corner pilasters, each with 3 shallow panels marked by
circular designs and cusping. The front wall continues from the tower northwards,
with a 4 oval-arched blind arcade and rusticating bands. This block encloses
the chief feature of the house, the Wellington Room. This is a rectangular
apartment, with 4 Ionic columns at the north (short) side, supporting an entablature
which continues round the room as a decorative frieze, with Greek ornament. Above
this frieze there is coving up to a flat celling, which has in the centre an
octagonal opening, again with coving to the base of the top light. The lower walls
have a dentilled band above 3 tiers of panelling, and a skirting; there are niches
and floral decorations to enrich the interior (recently renovated). Front gate
piers with pineapples, and a 'Tudor' side gate within a vail, also capped with

Listing NGR: SU7013706384

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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