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Longparish House, Longparish

Description: Longparish House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 139662

OS Grid Reference: SU4364244831
OS Grid Coordinates: 443642, 144831
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2010, -1.3767

Location: B3048, Longparish, Hampshire SP11 6QE

Locality: Longparish
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP11 6QE

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Listing Text


4/27 Longparish House


Mansion. Late C17 or early C18, with alterations and additions of the late
C19. Stucco, with a slate roof. Symmetrical Garden front (overlooking the
River Test to the south-east) of 2 storeys and semi-basement, 3.5.3 windows.
The roof is hipped above the ½-octagonal projections at each side. Parapet with
coping, cornice with small carved brackets. Sashes in reveals, the central
opening of each end bay and the 3 middle openings have French windows, the 2
outer leading to a flight of steps (with wrought-iron rails) and the 3 inner
having access to a raised terrace with a cast-iron rail and a central flight of
steps. A minor extension of 1 storey and attic, 1 window is attached at the
south-west corner. The north-west front has the later changes but is
symmetrical, with projecting wings and 2-storeyed centre, while at the outside
are towers (the north-east being taller): 2 storeys, windows.
The hipped roof (steep chateau roofs to the towers) has as eaves the moulded
cornice of the south-east front, which is raised in the centrepiece as a
pediment. The walls have 'Tudor' hoodmoulds above the windows, 1st floor
bands to the towers, and high plinth. Sashes in reveals, with thick bays,
and a Venetian light above the doorway. Classical doorway, with fully-moulded
cornice, narrow pulvinated band above an eared architrave, above a flight of
spreading steps. The north-east tower has on its north-east face a 2nd floor
window, and a wide doorway, with a flight of steps. The south-west end of
the building has several minor extensions of the last period, connecting to a
narrow 1-storeyed service block, of slate and painted brick, which has a
gateway from the service courtyard to the garden, comprising an ornamental open
timber frame, arch-braced and with brackets, supporting a ½-hipped steep roof,
patterned with scalloped bands. Within, the main rooms open from a corridor
(behind the front wall), with staircases at each end. 2 rooms have panelling
with corner rosettes, there are 2 C18 fireplaces, and bold classical doorways.

Listing NGR: SU4364244831

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Source: English Heritage

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