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Vernham Manor House, Vernhams Dean

Description: Vernham Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 139997

OS Grid Reference: SU3517656608
OS Grid Coordinates: 435176, 156608
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3075, -1.4967

Location: Vernhams Dean, Hampshire SP11 0EN

Locality: Vernhams Dean
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP11 0EN

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Listing Text

Vernham Manor House
2/27 (formerly listed as
20 12 60 Manor Farmhouse)

House. Medieval, with later alterations and additions. Some timber-framing
within suggests that the present centre was a medieval framed house, which had
at a later date 3 massive chimneys attached to the rear (now inside). The
gabled wings at each side are probably C1600, when the whole building was
rebuilt in brickwork (English bond); the present passage along the rear and
the extended wings are C18 and early C19, and the refacing of flint and
brickwork in the centre front and the end elevations is late C18. Brick and
flint, with a tile roof. Symmetrical front (east) of 2 storeys (with attics
to the wings and basement to the centre), 1.5.1 windows. The slightly
projecting gabled wings are in English bond, on a high plinth, the centre is
flintwork with brick dressings, cambered arches to the ground floor, with
3 light chamfered brick mullions to the basement. Leaded casements (re-set
at a lower level to the ground floor centre), with 2-storeyed splayed bays to
the wings (with mullion and transom casements to the south side and C20 sashes
to the north). C20 gabled brick porch, enclosing an Elizabethan thick wood
doorframe, with the mouldings stopped above a plain base, with a panelled door
now hung to open outwards. The north elevation (to the wing) has a massive
stack with 2 diagonal flues, set against English bond brickwork with blue-
diaper patterns, the west side having narrow horizontal flint bands: the south
elevation is similar with 2 stacks (one with a single diagonal flue, the other
of 3 flues, the 2 outer diagonal). The rear has walls of Flemish bond with
blue headers, cambered ground floor openings, casements (some blocked), and
the wings project and appear of the early C19, with an access to higher ground
from the 1st floor at the north side. Within, there is C17 panelling, an
elaborate (but crude) Jacobean screen with Ionic pilasters, Jacobean panelling
above a fireplace, 2 fireplaces with reeded cast-iron (Adam-style) fittings,
a C18 corner cupboard, a plain plaster barrel vault to the 1st floor of the
north wing, and a plain C18 staircase.

Listing NGR: SU3485956778

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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