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Penton Close, Penton Mewsey

Description: Penton Close

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 140574

OS Grid Reference: SU3302347439
OS Grid Coordinates: 433023, 147439
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2252, -1.5285

Location: Chalkcroft Lane, Penton Mewsey, Hampshire SP11 0RQ

Locality: Penton Mewsey
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP11 0RQ

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Listing Text


Penton Close


House, former rectory. c1860. Brick and flint walls, with a tiled roof. An
elaborate Tudor/Gothic design with a near-symmetrical front (east) of 2 storeys
and attic, 1.1.1 windows, extended northwards with a wing of 1 storey, 1.1.
windows. A centrepiece projects forward to form a deep porch, with diagonal
buttresses, and the openings at each side are set in slight projections: the
centre has a steep gable and the side units ) gables supporting attic windows
(with a gable above forminga dormer): the wing is set back, with the let window
set within a gabled projection. The gables and cheeks of the dormer are hung
with patterned tiles and the fronts have wavy pierced bargeboards. The centre
gable (with attic window) has a plain bargeboard above a verge comprising a stepped
brick fascia with dentils above and diagonal dentils below; this pattern is
repeated at the (lower) eaves moulding to the front, the lower dentils omitted
across the projections. The walls are of yellow brickwork, with a rich panelwise
decoration of flush squared knapped flintwork, with raised brick crosses on shields
within the larger panels; 1st floor weathered moulding, plain plinth: the window
openings are chamfered, and there is a hoodmould above the wide Tudor arch of the
porch, the feet of the buttresses extend to a short pier with a Gothic stone cap.
Casements, with transoms to the ground floor, of 3 lights at the south side and 4
at the north; above the porch is a splayed oriel with transoms tiled roof, and
moulded base. Within the porch, which has a traceried window at each side, there
are small traceried lights on each side of the plain doorways, .the door being ½-
glazed. The wing has the same elevation treatement with a stepped hoodmould and .
shields within the gable. The rear elevation has similar detailing, but is
a symmetrical, with a wide gable at the south side containing an attic window above
a 2 storeyed splayed bay; a recessed centre has an oriel (staircase) window above
a blind Tudor arch. The south elevation has an .elaborate stepped chimney stack,
with arched recesses, and 5 octagonal flues. The northside lower wings ends in a
double gable, the west sideprojection to form an arched porch. at the corner, from
which extends a narrow westward service wing; the elevations on this side are
plain, of red brickwork in Flemish bond with blue headers, casement windows and
arched entrances. The staircase and entrance hall are original.

Listing NGR: SU3304047482

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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