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Lainston House, Sparsholt

Description: Lainston House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 145926

OS Grid Reference: SU4426031616
OS Grid Coordinates: 444260, 131616
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0822, -1.3695

Locality: Sparsholt
Local Authority: Winchester City Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO21 2LT

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, St Peter's Church, Lainston House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text


1/11 Lainston House
(formerly listed as
Lainston House with walls
of walled gardens, Dovecote
and barn to West)

The Grade shall be added to read II*



1/11 Lainston House
(formerly listed as
5/12/55 Lainston House with walls
of walled gardens,
Dovecote and barn to West)

Middle-sized country house. Late C17, altered C19 and C20. Brick with stone
dressings, old plain tile roof with lead ridges. H-shaped late Cl7 house with C18
loggia on each side of courtyard in front of house and attached to its corners, and
C20 single storey porch infilling centre of front and wing to one end, both in
matching style. Front 2 storey and attic, 7 bay with 2 end bays projecting forward.
In centre C20 porch having C20 glazed double doors with on both sides thin sash, all
in rusticated architrave, over modillioned dornice with pediment above door, and
each side 12-pane sash in lugged stone architrave, set back slightly. On 1st floor
3 C18 12-pane sashes in lugged architraves, with in centre bay a raised panel with
timber pediment above. In wings 4 12-pane sashes with lugged stone architraves and
1st floor string of rubbed brick. Modillioned cornice to tall hipped roof and
hipped dormer with 2-light casement on front roof of wings and either side of centre.
Large central ridge stack with blind arch on each side, and symmetrical stacks just
above eaves at junction of roofs. To left end L-shaped 2-storey C20 wing with sashes
in raised rubbed brick architraves, and similar eaves to hipped roofs. Loggias each
side in front of house are of 12-bay arcades end bays slightly projecting, with
rubbed brick arches, string at impost level, string above arches with parapet on top.
Inside in centre hall Edwardian with panelling and huge stone fireplace. Delft tiles
and Arts & Crafts fireplaces. Behind this, library, Edwardian in Baroque style with
Gibbonesque carvings. In left wing in front, late C17 staircase rebuilt early C20,
and C18 Corinthian columns in timber. Behind dining room with late C17 panelling
with bolection green marble fireplace. Throughout the building C19 radiators of
linked fluted columns.

Listing NGR: SP4740024974

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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