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The Gothick Library, Havant

Description: The Gothick Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 February 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 135445

OS Grid Reference: SU7208908599
OS Grid Coordinates: 472089, 108599
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8724, -0.9768

Location: Middle Park Way, Hampshire PO9 5HD

Locality: Havant
Local Authority: Havant Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: PO9 5HD

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Listing Text

Leigh Park

4/9 The Gothick Library


Chapter house. 1832, by Vuillamy. The shell of a building once attached to
the Regency mansion, which was later demolished. Stucco on the parts once
exposed to view, brick on 2 faces; pyramid slate roof. Octagonal plan.
Crocketted pinnacles above stepped buttresses at the angles; between them a
parapet has a moulded canopy and a dripstone band, enclosing 6 diamond cusped
panels (to 4 faces); a hood-mould to the pointed 2-light window, which has
tracery in its upper part and cusped ogees below a transom: a moulded
(dripstone) base. 4 sides have windows of the full height, one with the
doorway formed below the transom; the other windows have cills at transom
level. At the 'rear', 2 faces have brickwork, and there is an octagonal
buttress, rising above the parapet as a crenellated turret (being the flue
from the fireplace). Within, the roof frame is late C20, the windows
remain unglazed, but there are fragments of plasterwork with cusped quatrefoils.
The fireplace is opposite the doorway. There are prints, which show the
original appearance, with shelving up to the higher cill levels.

Listing NGR: SU7148499439

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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