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Latitude: 50.8116 / 50°48'41"N
Longitude: -1.4301 / 1°25'48"W
OS Eastings: 440251
OS Northings: 101496
OS Grid: SU402014
Mapcode National: GBR 77N.57W
Mapcode Global: FRA 76WY.JPD
Entry Name: Spence House
Listing Date: 10 December 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031137
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466677
Location: Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42
District: New Forest
Civil Parish: Beaulieu
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Beaulieu Blessed Virgin and Holy Child
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
SU 40 SW BEALIEU DOCK LANE
1860/12/10006 Spence House
House. 1961 by Sir Basil Spence for himself. Base of brick with timber-framed superstructure with cedar boarding. Monopitch roof. Part open-plan.
Approach up angled concrete stair with plank handrail on steel uprights beside projecting white-painted brick wall, with openings to provide views. This wall incorporates part of the flue which penetrates upper part of house. Rear wall of house projects to form splayed forecourt. Projecting door hood. Upper part of house has vertical cedar cladding. River front has white-painted brick base with door and window openings, beneath cantilever of upper part, with two laminated cross-beams projecting. Continuous central glazing to upper part, altered from former set-back glazing, brought to edge of former balcony with solid front. Stair tower addition to end elevation.
Interior. Main room has fireplace with two slabs of white-painted bush-hammered concrete forming hearth and shelf, with square brick flue over. Walls of painted vertical boarding. Ceiling has beam on line of original recessed glazing.
A small house with large-scaled elements, effectively planned as a holiday home. 'Powerful and resourceful', say Pevsner and Lloyd. A good example of Spence's domestic work, designed for himself. It forms a group with Spence's studio (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SU4025401499
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