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Hackwood House, Winslade

Description: Hackwood House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 139218

OS Grid Reference: SU6470049633
OS Grid Coordinates: 464700, 149633
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2422, -1.0745

Location: Winslade, Hampshire RG25 2JY

Locality: Winslade
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG25 2JY

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Listing Text

26.4.57 Hackwood House
(formerly listed as
Hackwood Park)


A palatial mansion of symmetrical design, with a core of about 1680, which still
dictates the form which was added to and re-clad by Lewis Wyatt in 1810-13. The north
elevation of 2 storeys has set-back sides of one-bay, and a central Ionic portico to
the 7-bay (2.3.2) centre; on each side are lower 2-storeyed curving units (3 windows,
of 1810) linking to forward flanking wings (of the original layout) of 5 bays, with an
added northern unit of one-bay. Hipped slate roofing, stucco walls. A lead-clad
blocking course continues above moulded cornices, the central block including a frieze
which merges into the entablature of the portico, which has a pediment enclosing a
sculptured coat of arms. The windows of the central and flanking blocks have moulded
architraves; there is a moulded band at the first-floor cill level, and a plinth which
continues at the top of the spreading 9 stops of the entrance. The 4 Ionic columns, in
front of pilasters set against the main wall, have plain caps and full base mouldings.
The curved units, with slender cornice plain first-floor band and plinth, has a central
doorway set in an oval recess, containing 2 columns and side pilasters, with a cornice
moulding fitted into the band, the door opening being plain, witha solid frame having a
3-light fanlight and a 6-panelled door. The large central doorway within the portico
has a cornice on brackets, pulvinated frieze, and architrave. The north elevation of
each wing has a central arched recess, with impost band continuing from the first-floor
band of the main structure; on each side is a blank circular panel above a niche;
within the recess are 2 Doric columns, supporting a frieze, cornice and stepped
blocking course, with a window set back. All windows are sashes in reveals. The rear
elevation, widened in 1810 by one-storey wings from the earlier scheme of central block
(2 storeys and attic) with wings (2 storeys), to give a present symmetrical scheme of
1:3:1:2:3:2:1:3:1 windows. Hipped slate roof; stucco walls. The cornice along the
2-storeyed part projects in the centre above detached Ionic columns (the attic storey
has pilasters with base, cornice and vases at the top), plain band at first-floor cill
level, plinth. The centrepiece has French windows, the slightly-projecting ends to the
wings have wider ground-floor windows of cambered form. The single-storeyed wings have
panels above the windows, the slightly-projecting end units having a blind arch (with
keystone) enclosing a window with a stone frame (comprising cornice, architrave and
balustered dado). Sashes in reveals. The outer faces of the flanking (north) wings
are plain, but the east end of the south front is elaborately treated (to be seen at
the end of a vista along the central avenue of Spring Wood). It is a symmetrical
facade, with a pediment of the Ionic Order, with 2 columns within square pilasters,
outside which is a further bay ending with corner pilasters. The outer bays have a
panel above a stone framed niche (with cornice, architrave, and balustered base). The
centre recess has a tall 3-light opening (for French window) with a cornice, 4 console
brackets and slender panelled pilastrs. The interior contains panelling and fireplace
surrounds of the late C17 and C18 style, with carved swag ornament, brought from
Abbotstone House.

Listing NGR: SP6069858658

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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