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Description: Hms Dryad (Southwick House)
Date Listed: 24 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 146566
OS Grid Reference: SU6330808742
OS Grid Coordinates: 463308, 108742
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8747, -1.1016
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SU 60 NW SOUTHWICK & WIDLEY
13/9 HMS Dryad (Southwick House)
Country mansion. Replacement in similar style in 1843 of a house built 1800
but destroyed by fire in 1840. By S Howell. Walls of stucco, roof hidden by parapet.
Symmetrical south front elevation with slight projections at each side and
central bow, of three storeys, 184.108.40.206.2 windows. Rusticated ground-floor,
rusticated quoins, architraves to the windows, with pediments (segmental and
triangular) to the first floor, eaves cornice on console brackets. Sashes in
reveals. The ground-floor has a continuous verandah, supported on Ionic columns.
The east elevation, of similar form, is symmetrical, of three storeys, 1.3.1
windows, with a porte-cochere of four Ionic columns. To the west side there
extends a two-storeyed service wing, of 1.5.1. windows. Headquarters of
General Eisenhower and the scene of the planning of the D-day invasion 1943-44.
Listing NGR: SU6332408824
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Source: English Heritage
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