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Description: Walhampton House
Date Listed: 13 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 144251
OS Grid Reference: SZ3316396674
OS Grid Coordinates: 433163, 96674
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7687, -1.5311
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SZ 39 NW BOLDRE B3054
Medium-sized country house, now school. Early C18, much enlarged 1884 by N Shaw
who added Queen-Anne style block, original part remodelled 1911 by T Mawson.
Orange/red brick older part, plum brick C19 range, some stone dressings, old plain
tile roofs. Plan of 2½ storey (attic behind parapet), 5 bay projecting wings at
each end one side, full-height canted bays on other, at one end against wing but set
back narrow bay linking to Shaw block of 2 storeys and attic, 6 bays, set forward
2 bays from link, but in line with facade on other side, at other end C20 additions
in C18 style. Entrance front has plinth with moulded brick offset. In centre 3
bay wide stone platform above 3 steps with bowed front. Large stone Corinthian
doorcase with segmental pediment cutting 1st floor string. In each bay, including
narrow bay, thin 18-pane flush-frame sashes, on moulded stone sills, under rubbed
arches with raised keys running up to heavy moulded 1st floor string, which cuts
quoins but comes round lead downpipes. On 1st floor sashes,similar sashes with
tops of raised keys, in stone, joining 2nd floor stone cornice. Panelled parapet
with narrow panels under rubbed arches and stone coping. Raised brick quoins and
lead downpipes either side of centre 3 bays and on sides of wings. Roof hipped
with short hipped roofs for wings. Above each of centre bays and on hips of wings
2-light flat roofed dormers. Stacks on front of ridge in line with inner face
of wings. Shaw's range stiff and rather dull Queen Anne style. Inside older part
whole of front pile remodelled in 1911 into hung oak and plaster hall in C18
style. Behind in centre bays long saloon with marble fireplace with Corinthian
columns, and ceiling might be C18. In RH (from front) end wing to front room with
Oriental style ceiling and red C19 porphyry fireplace, behind music room with Italian
stuccoist's ceiling, niches off it lead to C2O ballroom, now chapel.
Listing NGR: SZ3316596676
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Source: English Heritage
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