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Chawton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chawton, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1281 / 51°7'41"N

Longitude: -0.9885 / 0°59'18"W

OS Eastings: 470879

OS Northings: 137027

OS Grid: SU708370

Mapcode National: GBR B8C.8WG

Mapcode Global: VHDYB.TX91

Entry Name: Chawton House

Listing Date: 31 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1093975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 142294

Location: Chawton, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU34

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Chawton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Chawton St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


2/27 Chawton House

31.7.63 II*

Elizabethan and Jacobean mansion. c1580, extended c1655, with C18, mainly late
C19 extensions, alterations and restoration. Walls of flint with stone
dressings, hoodmoulds, mullioned and transomed windows, plinth, and a C18 brick
parapet with panels above the openings. Gabled tiled roof. The original hall
comprised a north-south hall with screens, a lobby with a 3-storeyed porch,
and a north end cross-wing of 3 storeys, all remaining but substantially
restored. The porch (a restoration) has a Tudor arch with coat of arms above.
South elevation: (c1655) is 2-storeys and attic, with 3 gables with windows
centred on the 2 outer, but with the middle having a window above a doorway and
a (staircase) window at intermediate level. The walls are of red brickwork in
English bond with stone dressings; coping to gables and parapet, hoodmoulds to
mullioned and transomed windows, and plinth above a flint base. Casements.
Moulded stone doorway (dated 1655). The other sides of the building, which
include additions and changes, are a complex of projecting gabled units, of 2
and 3 storeys, in Jacobean style ( of all dates). There are many stacks of all
periods, some with diagonal flues. Inside there are panelled rooms and a
panelled staircase hall. Interior: the main room (hall) is panelled and has a
4-centred stone arch to the fireplace, with an iron fireback dated I K (John
Knight) 1588.
Ref. Country Life. 17.6.1903 and 2.2.1945.

Listing NGR: SU7087637028

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