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Hale House, Including Quadrant Passages to Pavilions, Hale

Description: Hale House, Including Quadrant Passages to Pavilions

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 144005

OS Grid Reference: SU1794718577
OS Grid Coordinates: 417947, 118577
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9663, -1.7458

Location: Moot Lane, Hale, Hampshire SP6 2RF

Locality: Hale
Local Authority: New Forest District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP6 2RF

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

SU 11 NE
6/71 Hale House,
quadrant passages
to pavilions
30-4-55 (formerly listed as
Hale House with
Service Wings and
Balustrade across


The entry shall be amended to read:-

6/71 Hale House,
quadrant passages
to pavilions
30-4-55 (formerly listed as
Hale House with
Service Wings and
Balustrade across



SU 11 NE
6/71 Hale House including
quadrant passages to pavilions
30.4.55 (Formerly listed as Hale House.
with Service Wings and Balustrade
GV across Forecourt)


Medium-sized country house. Built by T Archer when he acquired the estate in 1715,
remodelled by H Holland jnr in 1770, altered in early and late C19. Originally
brick with stone dressings, stuccoed later, slate roof. 2 storey on raised up
basement, now buried on entrance front, 7 x 5 bay, on that front at each end
quadrant passages (now buried but for balustrades) to small 2 storey, 7 x 2 bay
pavilions. Entrance front has central giant 3 bay portico of Ionic columns
(drawing c1850 shows Corinthian capitals), wider pilasters on inside corners, and
on corners of facade, with plain capitals. Either side of portico light wells to
basement, with each side of windows stumps of former giant stone pilasters, which
started from floor level of basement and must be Archer's. So present form must
be Holland's, altered C19 when forecourt raised. Central large double doors,
narrow lights each side and fanlight. Sashes with low cills and C19 plate glass
(to be replaced by sashes with glazing bars). On 1st floor 7 C18 12-pane sashes.
Large frieze with heavy cornice and low parapet. Roof hipped around central well.
Stacks on inner face of return roofs and in centre of rear roof. Pavilions have
projecting central 3 bays with pediment over. On ground floor 12-pane round-
headed sashes, 1st floor string and 6-pane sashes. Entablature with low parapet
either side of pediment with oculus. Roofs hipped, stacks in centre and above
hips. Stone balustrade link to house. Other front has basement exposed with
full height canted bay to centre 3 bays, with pilasters on corners and at each
end. In front of centre is staircase starting as 2 arms meeting on platform with
flight rising from this to door. Stone doorcase having plain pilasters with
console brackets, between panel with large keystone, over modillioned hood
carried round brackets. 4-pane windows in basement, C19 plate glass sashes above,
C18 12-pane sashes on 1st floor. Plain frieze, moulded cornice, low parapet, and
flat roof to bay. Sides have slightly set forward centre 3 bays and at basement
level flat-roofed projection with oval windows similar to those in exposed side
of quadrant passage. Inside behind door late C18 staircase hall with stone
staircase having wrought iron balusters of 2 uprights with openwork between and
mahogany handrail. To one side library, to other dining room, behind drawing room,
all mainly late C18 except early C18 fireplaces to some rooms. Buildings of
England; Pevsner; 1967; p262-3.

Listing NGR: SU1794718577

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

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