Description: Farnborough Hall the Oval Pavilion
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 305588
OS Grid Reference: SP4299848830
OS Grid Coordinates: 442998, 248830
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1361, -1.3732
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Farnborough Hall: The Oval
(Formerly listed as
Farnborough Hall and Garden
Garden pavillion. c.1750. Probably designed by Sanderson Miller and built by
William Hiorns for William Holbech. Plasterwork probably by William Perritt.
Ironstone ashlar, with limestone ashlar dressings. Lead domed roof. Oval plan.
Classical. 2 storeys. Loggia of 4 Tuscan columns on pedestals, 2 in antis, with
entablature and trilymph frieze. First floor has Ionic pilasters with string
course between pedestals. Entablatures break forward over columns and pilasters.
Curved 8-pane sashes to front and sides have thick glazing bars and moulded
stone surrounds. To rear: external curving stone staircase with iron handrail.
Part-glazed 6-panelled door in moulded architrave. Interior: loggia is
plastered, with egg and dart cornice. Moulded oval stone table. Wooden seat.
First floor 'Prospect Room' has fine Rococo plasterwork between the windows and
in the dome. Vitruvian scroll dado rail. Elaborately moulded cornice. Dome of
central oval and 4 large and 4 small panels. Ornamental wooden floor. Forms an
important feature of the Terrace Walk, probably by Miller, a major example of
mid C18 landscape design.
(G. Jackson-Stops: Farnborough Hall: National Trust Guidebook 1984. Gordon
Nares: Farnborough Hall: Country Life it and 18 February 1954. Buildings of
England: Warwickshire p.293).
Listing NGR: SP4305848933
Source: English Heritage
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