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Description: Chawton House
Date Listed: 31 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 142294
OS Grid Reference: SU7087937026
OS Grid Coordinates: 470879, 137026
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1281, -0.9885
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SU 73 lilt CHAWTON FORMER A32 (OFF)
2/27 Chawton House
Elizabethan and Jacobean mansion. c1580, extended c1655, with C18, mainly late
C19 extensions, alterations and restoration. Walls of flint with stone
dressings, hoodmoulds, mullioned and transomed windows, plinth, and a C18 brick
parapet with panels above the openings. Gabled tiled roof. The original hall
comprised a north-south hall with screens, a lobby with a 3-storeyed porch,
and a north end cross-wing of 3 storeys, all remaining but substantially
restored. The porch (a restoration) has a Tudor arch with coat of arms above.
South elevation: (c1655) is 2-storeys and attic, with 3 gables with windows
centred on the 2 outer, but with the middle having a window above a doorway and
a (staircase) window at intermediate level. The walls are of red brickwork in
English bond with stone dressings; coping to gables and parapet, hoodmoulds to
mullioned and transomed windows, and plinth above a flint base. Casements.
Moulded stone doorway (dated 1655). The other sides of the building, which
include additions and changes, are a complex of projecting gabled units, of 2
and 3 storeys, in Jacobean style ( of all dates). There are many stacks of all
periods, some with diagonal flues. Inside there are panelled rooms and a
panelled staircase hall. Interior: the main room (hall) is panelled and has a
4-centred stone arch to the fireplace, with an iron fireback dated I K (John
Ref. Country Life. 17.6.1903 and 2.2.1945.
Listing NGR: SU7087637028
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Source: English Heritage
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