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Earlstone Manor, Burghclere

Description: Earlstone Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 138022

OS Grid Reference: SU4795459923
OS Grid Coordinates: 447954, 159923
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3364, -1.3130

Location: Burghclere, Hampshire RG20 9HN

Locality: Burghclere
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG20 9HN

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

7/11 Earlstone Farmhouse
16.5.66 (formerly listed as
GV Earlstone Manor

The item shall be amended to read:

7/11 Earlstone Manor
16.5.66 (formerly listed as
GV Earlstone Farmhouse)
II* (star)

Manorhouse. Probably late C14, C16, mid-late C17 and C18; restored and added to and
with C16 features imported 1990.

Some flint, cob, and rubblestone; but mostly pinkish brick in English or Flemish
bond, partly tile-hung on 1st floor concealing timber frame. Plain tile roof.
Brick stacks with clustered shafts. Main range of 2 storeys with attic, irregular 5
and 3 bays, the 3 right-hand bays with earliest roof timbers; the left-hand section
probably early C16, the rear elevation rebuilt late C17. Projecting to front right
is C18 single storey kitchen, 1 x 3 bays with 3-bay wing attached to right. To rear
right is short 2-storey C18 wing, 2 bays deep with gabled stair lower on right
return and 2-bay late C20 extension (in keeping). Windows of kitchen and service
wing are small-pane wooden casements; otherwise mostly 16-pane sashes, mostly
replacements; some C16 wooden ovolo moulded mullion windows with leaded casements
and decorative ironwork, one of these windows original and the others copied from
it. Entrance elevation irregular having: tile-hung 1st floor; 2 attic gables;
imported Tudor- arched studded board door which has a deep cornice on columns;
sashes flanking door and at left end, 3 to 1st floor above door with mullion windows
at either end and to right-hand attic gable. Kitchen is under hipped roof with tall
stack at junction with main range masking attic dormer. Chimney to ridge of left-
hand attic gable and rear wing having 5 diagonally-set flues, the stack rising from
hipped M roof. Left return: ground floor stuccoed and with sash; restored wooden
oriel window above, and 3-light mullioned window to attic. Rear: 5 right-hand bays
present symmetrical elevation, having moulded plinth; platt band; central gabled
porch with round-arched entrance and ashlar imposts, keystone, kneelers and coping;
windows have flat brick arches that above door is blind, those to the 3 attic gables
are smaller. Interior: a number of period features have been imported. On ground
floor, large scantling chamfered beams with stepped cyma stops and some old joists;
imported panelling and carved stone fireplaces; kitchen retains large brick
fireplace with iron crane and bread oven; panelled early C18 stair hall with open-
well stair which has closed sting, turned balusters, square newels, and moulded
handrail. On 1st floor a timber-framed spine wall forms rear corridor; end rooms
have early C18 fireplaces with eaved architraves, the left-hand room with C18
graffiti incluting date "1730" and names "Mathew Dilar" and "John Smith", the right-



GV Earlstone Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
Earlstone Manor


Early C16, late C17, and early C19. L-shaped house of Tudor origin but mainly of the
2 later periods; 2 storeys and attic. The west wing is now a tall 2-storeys, with a
hipped tile roof, brick dentil eaves, red brick walling in English bond, early C19
openings beneath rubbed flat arches (one Dutch), large sashes in reveals and a plinth;
on the west side is a projecting (staircase) unit with tile-hung gables; surmounting
all is a stack with a rectangular base, carrying 5 flues (the inner and outer being
set diagonally). The main block, of the middle period, is almost symmetrical, of 5
windows, with 3 steep gables, tile roofing, red brick walling in Flemish bond with
blue headers, 1st floor band, rubbed flat arches, stone cills, sashes (several
openings now filled with brickwork), and a gabled brick porch (of the last period),
having an arched opening with stone key and impost blocks. On the north side there
are 2 gables, 2 massive stacks, and a large single-storeyed extension, the upper
walling (also at the ends) being tile-hung; mostly sash windows but one old 3-light
leaded casement. The Elizabethan overmantel, previously noted, has been removed to
the modern Adbury Park.

Listing NGR: SU4780261218

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Source: English Heritage

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