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Grove Place House Northcliffe School, Nursling and Rownhams

Description: Grove Place House Northcliffe School

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 May 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 141143

OS Grid Reference: SU3668016759
OS Grid Coordinates: 436680, 116759
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9491, -1.4792

Location: Nursling, Hampshire SO16 0AB

Locality: Nursling and Rownhams
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO16 0AB

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Listing Text

SU 31 NE
7/16 Northcliffe School
29.5.57 Grove Place House
(formerly listed as Grove
Place with stables)


Elizabethan mansion. Mid C16, with late C18 changes of fenestration, and minor
alterations and restoration of 1895. Brick walls of English bond, parapet with
stone coping and weathered band, stone moulded plinth band, chamfered reveals
to the old openings, rubbed flat arches to altered openings. Gabled tile roof,
with hipped dormers. E-plan of two storeys and attic, the main rectangular
block having at each side projecting wings, with chamfered corners, the internal
angles being filled with octagonal stair turrets; the outside walls have massive
tapered stacks attached (four to the rear and two to each wing), with separated
diagonal flues in groups of 2,3,4 or 5 (of c1900). The recessed front (south)
of three bays has a gable with an attic casement, flanked by a dormer (behind
the parapet ; the centre of the 1st floor has a hoodmould above a carved coat of
arms, and on each side is an original stone mullion and transom window of eight
leaded lights: the ground-floor has similar oakwindows and the stone doorway
(c1900) has a Tudor arch beneath three windows. The flanking elevations facing
the entrance forecourt also have central gables, one 1st floor central sash
window (C18) and a ground-floor mullion and transom window of six-lights, at the
inner side, the former three-bay system having been altered. The tall octagonal
turrets have crenellated parapets, stone mullioned windows at the top on each
face, and below this windows on each face at different levels, some now filled
and others having oak mullioned frames. The south ends of the wings have two
bays below a central gable (with one casement), with C18 sashes (casements to
the ground-floor on the westside). The side and rear elevations are dominated
by the chimney stacks, the intermediate spaces having an irregular pattern of
windows, C18 sashes for the most part, but with some casements of c1900.
Interior : there are rooms with original oak panelling and others with C18
pinewood panelling. Several rooms have stone Tudor fireplaces, one with an
overmantel, and there is a C18 fireplace. Original plaster strapwork ceilings
occur, and the turrets retain their staircases, one being a circular design of
massive timber construction. Country Life; 1904.

Listing NGR: SU3668516758

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Source: English Heritage

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