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The Wakes (Including Museum Flat and the Flat), Selborne

Description: The Wakes (Including Museum Flat and the Flat)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 143004

OS Grid Reference: SU7408333677
OS Grid Coordinates: 474083, 133677
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0976, -0.9434

Location: B3006, Selborne, Hampshire GU34 3JP

Locality: Selborne
Local Authority: East Hampshire District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: GU34 3JP

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Listing Text

The Wakes
The item shall be amended to read:

The Wakes (including
Museum Flat and the Flat)


SU 7433
The Wakes
11/21 (Formerly listed as The Wakes,
with garden wall, brick path
31/7/63 and sundial, and 2 cottages
which terminate the main
range at either end)


Famous as the home of Gilbert White (1720-1793) the naturalist, and now a
museum. The front wall is mainly brickwork of the C19, with C18 Flemish bond
to the dining room, while the service wing uses the local style of malmstone
ashlar with brick dressings. Complex tiled roof arrangement, with mainly
hips to the front (east) and gables to the rear, and an assortment of Tudor
chimneys. Of C16 origin as a timber-framed hall (of local type), the building
has been extended, to become an irregular group close to the High Street, the
various stages of growth and change from the Vernacular house of the early
C18 being traceable from the illustrations published in the several editions
of 'The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. To the south end is
a service range, altered from smaller buildings, of 1910. 2 storeys, irregular
fenestration. Sashes to the central part (the C18 house) and casements else-
where. The entrance is a gabled porch, with an open decorative timber-frame
on a base wall. At the rear the C18 house and the service wing have malmstone
walls with brick quoins, 1st floor band, some cambered arches, and plinth:
casements and traditional doors; the north side is brickwork with tile-hung
upper floors, casements (including 2 large 2 storeyed bays). Interior: the
central hall has a low ceiling with C17 beams and a fireplace (insertions
into the open structure) and there is a C17 room (study) associated with a
staircase tower (altered) at the south west side, the south east side having
a room (dining room) of 1794. North of the hall is the Great Parlour built
by White in 1777 as a single storeyed large room, and beyond it is the library
of c 1850. Parlour and library were given an upper floor c 1880, and a
billiard room (also 2 storeyed) was added to the north end in the early C20,
with a passageway connection to the hall along the front of the house, which
was then given a porch.

Listing NGR: SU7417333574

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Source: English Heritage

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