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Greylands

A Grade II Listed Building in Bembridge, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6942 / 50°41'39"N

Longitude: -1.0883 / 1°5'17"W

OS Eastings: 464488

OS Northings: 88684

OS Grid: SZ644886

Mapcode National: GBR BFG.FNV

Mapcode Global: FRA 87L7.RTW

Entry Name: Greylands

Listing Date: 14 February 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310055

Location: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Bembridge

Built-Up Area: Bembridge

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Bembridge Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

BEMBRIDGE
SZ68NW DUCIE AVENUE
1352-0/2/18 Greylands
GV II

Originally a house, at time of survey just vacated as a
school. Mid C19 in Gothic style embellished in late C19 and
altered in C20. Stuccoed with roof having alternate courses of
plain and scalloped tiles, brick chimneystacks and wooden
bargeboards. L-shaped building of 2 storeys and attics, 5
windows. Projecting gable of 2 bays to left-hand side with
carved bargeboards, pendant and finial. Pointed window to
attic. Other windows are C20 casements, 1st floor and attic
windows with hood moulding. Moulded band between ground and
1st floor. Other windows are C20, Right side gabled projecting
porch with carved bargeboards and stone sundial dated 1760
with iron cherub's head and iron gnomen. Clustered brick
chimneystacks. One ground floor room has a superb late C18
marble firepalce with frieze of swags, a panel of cupids
riding on a quiver of arrows, end panels of cupids and
pilasters with paterae and wheat ear drops. Cast iron
firegrate. Fine door with 6 fielded panels in mahogany.
Entrance hall has C19 stone fireplace with surround of C17.
Delft tiles and elaborate C17 iron fireback represention of
Neptune and sea horses. Brass pothook above. The overmantel is
late C19 but incorporates some panels of C17 carving, possibly
Flemish in origin. The hall is panelled and incorporates
reused C17 panels, either with floral motifs, arched motifs
and there are 2 very fine quality high relief carved panels
showing rustic feasting, probably Flemish or Dutch. 4 mahogany
6 fielded panelled doors. Former staff room has a late C19
panelled room in Jacobean style with pilasters to door,
strapwork panelled and pilastered overmantel and stone 4
centred fireplace with spandrels having blank shields and
sinuous leaf tracery. Former dining room has late C19
elaborate oak overmantel and is panelled throughout. C19 well
staircase has oak dado panelling, 3 turned balusters to each
tread with scrolled tread ends and octagonal iron cupola with
ovolo moulding and fasces decoration and frieze of ovolo
moulding, swag and urn decoration. Ionic columned portico. 1st
floor room has marble and wooden fireplace with swags.
Included for superb introduced. features. The doors and marble
fireplace seem too grand to have been taken from Northwells
(qv) with which it is linked at 1st floor level:


Listing NGR: SZ6448888684

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