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Melchet Court st Edwards School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melchet Park and Plaitford, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.9992 / 50°59'56"N

Longitude: -1.6156 / 1°36'56"W

OS Eastings: 427072

OS Northings: 122266

OS Grid: SU270222

Mapcode National: GBR 63S.6CG

Mapcode Global: FRA 76HG.QF4

Entry Name: Melchet Court st Edwards School

Listing Date: 17 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1339192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 141124

Location: Melchet Park and Plaitford, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO51

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: Melchet Park and Plaitford

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

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Listing Text

SU 22 SE
St Edwards School
1/3 Melchet Court


Country house. 1863, fire damaged 1873, rebuilt 1875-9 all by H Clutton, re-
modelled 1912-4 by D Braddell, early interior work by A Stevens and L W Collmann.
Brick arch with stone dressings, plain tile roofs. Clutton's work Jacobean,
Braddells Edwardian version of same. Entrance front is symmetrical with end and
central Dutch gables. In centre 2 storey projecting porch has early C20 stone
Jacobean doorway with cartouche over, 4 stone steps below, 4-light mullioned
window over and low parapet. End bays have large 2-storey bows, with 4-light
mullion and transomed window. Bays between have 4-light mullioned window with
similar 3-light window over. 3-light mullioned windows in gables. Garden front
is similar with rectangular 2-storey bow in centre, and canted bays at each end,
with balustraded parapet. At ends and over centre in middle of building
chimneys with triple moulded brick stacks. At one end, on garden front, service
range remodelled early C20 with sunken garden in front, in enclosed area between
gable of house and projecting wing on service range. That gable of house and
service range are all that remains of 1863 house, in High Victorian Gothic,
with round tower on junction with service range. On entrance side at other end
C19 and C20 5 bay orangery with brick pilasters and cornice, stone arches. Under
centre arch aedicule of rubbed brick and terracotta. Inside, behind porch is
hall, still apparently with Steven's ceiling and grey marble fireplace, door-
cases and panelling early C20. To L is staircase, said to be Stevens, but more
English Baroque, and Steven's ceiling over. Steven's ceilings Italian Renaissance,
designs in V & A, coffered and painted. Along R end chapel with more Jacobean
that Italian ceiling, possibly Steven's and moved from dining room which lies
behind staircase. Remainder of interior late C19 and early C20, except study
in service range, partly in tower with Jacobean plaster by Collmann. Country Life;
1930; p176-83. N Pevsner; Buildings of England, Hampshire; Penguin; 1966;

Listing NGR: SP3514822945

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