British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Blackmoor House, Selborne

Description: Blackmoor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 August 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 142983

OS Grid Reference: SU7798732870
OS Grid Coordinates: 477987, 132870
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0899, -0.8878

Location: Sotherington Lane, Selborne, Hampshire GU33 6DB

Locality: Selborne
Local Authority: East Hampshire District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: GU33 6DB

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Selborne, Hampshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SU 73 SE
6/12 Blackmoor House

Country mansion,now divided into flats. 1869, with extensions of 1882, by
Alfred Waterhouse, for Sir Roundel Palmer (1st Earl of Selborne). The walls are
polygonal malmstone with Bath stone dressings (quoins, plinth, mullions and
transoms). Tiled roof with dormers and the wing has gables above the upper
windows; tall stacks. A building of complex asymmetry, of mainly C16 French
and English style, with some Gothic details; 2 storeys and attic. The front
(south) of the main block has 3.1.3 windows, arranged as 2-storeyed splayed
bays beneath massive gables, and there is a later lower wing to the west side,
of 2 storeys and attic, 1.3 windows. Sashes. North (entrance) elevation: a
massive tapered stack containing an armorial panel, a projecting Gothic porch
with gable, buttresses and recessed orders. One large and one smaller gable
the latter with a traceried (Geometrical) staircase window: beyond is a
Scottish baronial style range with prominent gabled dormers, burring northwards
to end in a tall massive tower, having a prominent roof and tiled gables. To
the north-west extends a low 2 storeyed block with gables, which turns north
as a long single-storeyed (former stable) range. Interior: elaborate treatment
is repeated in the main rooms and staircase of the interior. The complexity of
the detailing, and the use of many varied gables, results in a deliberately
picturesque effect, particularly when viewed from the (north) approach, or from
the south-west. (Ref. Country Life. September 1974)

Listing NGR: SU7741632839

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.