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Description: Marchwood House
Date Listed: 10 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 143452
OS Grid Reference: SU3911209220
OS Grid Coordinates: 439112, 109220
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8812, -1.4454
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MARCHWOOD MARCHWOOD PARK
SU 30 NE
8/7 Marchwood House
Country mansion. 1820 by H F K Holloway and later. Stucco, 1st floor
band, moulded eaves cornice below blocking course, architraves to windows
with cornice on brackets to the ground-floor. Low-pitched hipped slate
roof. A Regency building of classical form and restrained detail of Greek
mouldings; almost square main block with long service wing to one side, and
ballroom (a later addition) to the other. The south-west front elevation
has a slightly projecting centrepiece, of two storeys, 1.1.1 windows.
Sashes in reveals, coupled in the centre. Greek Doric porch with coupled
fluted columns, single pilasters, laurel wreathes in the frieze, architrave
enclosing plain fanlight and half-glazed coupled doors all on a stone
flagged base of two steps. To the east side is set back the blank wall of
the ballroom, the main block showing a triple ground-floor window south of
a bow-shaped bay of three windows (2 blank) now masked by the ballroom.
The long west service wing is lower, of three storeys on a lower ground
level, and ends in a taller unit; all of plain but similar treatment. The
north-east shows as a continuous range spearated by only slight
projections, of 1, 2, 3 storeys, 3:2.1.2: 188.8.131.52 windows. Plain walls
with plinth, cornice to low parapet, sashes in reveals; the western block
has a triple sash to the 1st floor (beneath a pediment) above a cambered
(lower) ground-floor triple sash. Inside, there is a palatial staircase
hall, with ornamental iron rails to the stone stairway, in several rooms
there are original fireplaces, decorative ceilings, dado panelling, and
mahogany doors in architraves.
Listing NGR: SU3909309947
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Source: English Heritage
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