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Description: Exbury House
Date Listed: 8 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 143409
OS Grid Reference: SU4238100054
OS Grid Coordinates: 442381, 100054
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7985, -1.4000
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EXBURY AND LEPE EXBURY ESTATE
SU 40 SW
Medium-sized country house. C18 core remodelled and refaced C1927. Ashlar
stone encasing of brick structure, slate and lead roofs behind parapet. Unusual
plan best described as rectangular which has had diagonal slice cut across one
corner, leaving only one bay of one side and one end and creating the entrance
front; 3 storey, 1:3:1:3:1 garden front, 5 bay entrance front. Garden front
has flight of 5 stone steps in front of all but end bays, bowed in centre.
Following this Ionic colonnade with heavy entablature. Under this French windows
in centre and beside to LH, 12-pane windows with low-cills in other bays. End
bays have roundheaded windows of 2 tall lights and radiating fanlight, and
rustication to ground floor; 12-pane sashes in raised architraves on other floors.
Those in centre have flanking thin sashes. That on 1st floor having segmental
pediment over, while end bays have triangular pediment and others have plain
hoods. Heavy bracketed cornice and pediment over centre bay. Each side of
centre balustraded lengths in the papapet. Stone stacks either side of centre
and inside of end bays. Highly original interior plan of huge circular central
top-lit stone hall. Arched openings on ground floor, promenade around it on
1st floor appearing behind 2 Ionic columns and pilasters. Over stone dome with
glazed top. Interior has some C19 French rooms with 'over the top' panelling,
some C18 marble fireplaces and a room with C17 4-centred arch stone fireplace.
Listing NGR: SZ4354999985
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Source: English Heritage
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