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South Stoneham House, Southampton

Description: South Stoneham House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 135961

OS Grid Reference: SU4387115433
OS Grid Coordinates: 443871, 115433
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9367, -1.3770

Location: Wessex Lane, Southampton SO18 2GF

Locality: Southampton
County: Southampton
Country: England
Postcode: SO18 2GF

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Listing Text

5239 Swaythling

South Stoneham House
SU 41 NW 7/264 14.7.53


Built in 1708, almost certainly by Nicholas Hawksmoor. The manor house of
South Stoneham was built for Edward Dummer and became a University Hall of
Residence after the first world war. There are some alterations of circa
1900. Three storeys red brick with raised rubbed brick band of 9 courses
at ground floor level. Similar band and moulded stone cornice at second floor
level of cills. Tall attic embracing second floor with moulded stone coping
and small central pediment supported on stone triglyphed and modillioned broken
entablature. Hipped old tiled roof in 5 hips. Seven original window openings
with modern windows on second floor. Nine tall narrow windows with wide frames
on first floor, stone cills and deep rubbed arches. Eight windows including
2 on the left-hand side of the door altered in the late C18 and a glazed central
door in heavy moulded and coved architrave with acanthus console brackets
at 45 degrees to the wall face supporting a moulded cornice breaking round
brackets with carved keystone, all painted stone. The doorcase is covered
by a modern brick Doric porch. Later extension the full height of the building
to the left-hand side. The attic storey has been extended by one bay each
side at a later date. Two modern wings flank the original building of red
brick. The south front is the same design but has a large 2 storey half octagonal
bay in the centre, 3 windows on the first floor of the bay. Two windows and
central glazed door on the ground floor of similar design to the north door,
approached by 4 Portland steps with Portland stone balustrading. Four cast
lead rainwater heads, 2 on the north and 2 on the south front with the inscription
The interior contains a contemporary staircase with carved tread ends, with
scroll, flower and leaf decorations. Three twisted balusters to each step
and moulded hand rail. The staircase hall has an C18 ceiling with painting
of pelicans, trumpets and swags. There is panelling to dado level. The Music
Room has a cornice with swags and patterae and a marble fireplace with cupids,
urns and swags.

Listing NGR: SU4518915058

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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