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The Elms Including Front Garden Wall, Gate-Piers, and Gates.

A Grade II Listed Building in Havant, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8526 / 50°51'9"N

Longitude: -1.006 / 1°0'21"W

OS Eastings: 470065

OS Northings: 106367

OS Grid: SU700063

Mapcode National: GBR BCM.JGQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 86SV.7WW

Entry Name: The Elms Including Front Garden Wall, Gate-Piers, and Gates.

Listing Date: 16 May 1952

Last Amended: 6 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135426

Location: Havant, Hampshire, PO9

County: Hampshire

District: Havant

Town: Havant

Electoral Ward/Division: Bedhampton

Built-Up Area: Havant

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Bedhampton St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

4/23 No 2 (The Elms),
including fron garden
wall, Gate-Piers, and

(formerly listed as
The Elms under Manor Road)


House. C18 Gothick with an early C19 extension built to accommodate a visit by
the Duke of Wellington. Late C18, early C19. Stucco, with a slate roof. The
tall centre part has a symmetrical front (east) of 3 storeys, 3 windows, and set
back at each end are lower wings, of 2 storeys and attic, 1 window to the gabled
front, the north side being now masked by the later forward extension, which
comprises a tower and a windowless rectangular block (of about 1½ storeys) with
top-lighting. The centre has a crenellated parapet and the openings have ogee
heads (capped by decorative roundels) above the windows, which on the 2nd floor
have cills at the foot of the curves, and on the 1st and ground floor include
Venetian lights on each side, also repeated on the south wing (with blank side
panels); the walls are grooved with a rustication pattern. Sashes. The
central doorway is of classical form, with a Tuscan entablature and Gothic triple
attached columns; this is enclosed in a later simple classical porch with square
columns, now walled-in with side windows and a plain doorway. The tower has
Gothick niches, and narrow corner pilasters, each with 3 shallow panels marked by
circular designs and cusping. The front wall continues from the tower northwards,
with a 4 oval-arched blind arcade and rusticating bands. This block encloses
the chief feature of the house, the Wellington Room. This is a rectangular
apartment, with 4 Ionic columns at the north (short) side, supporting an entablature
which continues round the room as a decorative frieze, with Greek ornament. Above
this frieze there is coving up to a flat celling, which has in the centre an
octagonal opening, again with coving to the base of the top light. The lower walls
have a dentilled band above 3 tiers of panelling, and a skirting; there are niches
and floral decorations to enrich the interior (recently renovated). Front gate
piers with pineapples, and a 'Tudor' side gate within a vail, also capped with

Listing NGR: SU7013706384

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