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A Grade II* Listed Building in Wickham, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.9021 / 50°54'7"N

Longitude: -1.1677 / 1°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 458621

OS Northings: 111729

OS Grid: SU586117

Mapcode National: GBR 99H.CLJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 86FQ.JWF

Entry Name: Rookesbury

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Last Amended: 1 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1350588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 146285

Location: Wickham, Winchester, Hampshire, PO17

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

Civil Parish: Wickham

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Wickham

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

SU 51 SE
6/15 Rookesbury (formerly listed as
Rookesbury Park School)

Mansion, now a school. 1824. Walls of stucco, with 'Greek' classical details;
plinth, moulded cornice below a blocking course (shallow parapet), wide pilasters
of small projection, architraves to window openings (with frieze and cornice to
the ground-floor). Hipped slate roof. Symmetrical treatment of the three main
two-storeyed facades; the west front elevation has a porch with a window at each
side, flanked by pilasters. Sashes in reveals. The porch projects with a window
at each side, the Portland stone front part having four smooth columns, with
pilasters (coupled on the return elevation), a pediment, Ionic details, the
stone-flagged area finishing as three steps between flanking walls: within
there is a doorway with an architrave, a plain frieze, and a cornice supported
on console brackets, and half-glazed doors. The wider south elevation has a
central full-height bay of elliptical form, windows. Sashes, those to
the ground floor of the outside bays being triple, in the centre a French window.
The east elevation has 2.1.2 windows, and from it to the north side extends a
lower two-storeyed service wing of 2.1.2 windows, linking to a taller crosswing:
behind the centre of the wing rises a clock tower with an upper bell stage,
square form with corner pilasters and pyramid leaded roof: in front of the wing
(and masking its lower part) is a curving verandah of 6 bays, with flat roof and
trellis columns. Neat C20 extensions have been built, within the L-shape of
the complete service block, and beyond the verandah. Inside, the main block
retains many original details, including a large entrance hall with niches, and
a stone floor.

Listing NGR: SU5799411303

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