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Blackmoor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Selborne, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0899 / 51°5'23"N

Longitude: -0.8878 / 0°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 477987

OS Northings: 132871

OS Grid: SU779328

Mapcode National: GBR CB6.QC2

Mapcode Global: FRA 9607.RXY

Entry Name: Blackmoor House

Listing Date: 2 August 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1094553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 142983

Location: Selborne, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU33

County: Hampshire

District: East Hampshire

Civil Parish: Selborne

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Blackmoor and Whitehill; St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

SU 73 SE
6/12 Blackmoor House

Country mansion,now divided into flats. 1869, with extensions of 1882, by
Alfred Waterhouse, for Sir Roundel Palmer (1st Earl of Selborne). The walls are
polygonal malmstone with Bath stone dressings (quoins, plinth, mullions and
transoms). Tiled roof with dormers and the wing has gables above the upper
windows; tall stacks. A building of complex asymmetry, of mainly C16 French
and English style, with some Gothic details; 2 storeys and attic. The front
(south) of the main block has 3.1.3 windows, arranged as 2-storeyed splayed
bays beneath massive gables, and there is a later lower wing to the west side,
of 2 storeys and attic, 1.3 windows. Sashes. North (entrance) elevation: a
massive tapered stack containing an armorial panel, a projecting Gothic porch
with gable, buttresses and recessed orders. One large and one smaller gable
the latter with a traceried (Geometrical) staircase window: beyond is a
Scottish baronial style range with prominent gabled dormers, burring northwards
to end in a tall massive tower, having a prominent roof and tiled gables. To
the north-west extends a low 2 storeyed block with gables, which turns north
as a long single-storeyed (former stable) range. Interior: elaborate treatment
is repeated in the main rooms and staircase of the interior. The complexity of
the detailing, and the use of many varied gables, results in a deliberately
picturesque effect, particularly when viewed from the (north) approach, or from
the south-west. (Ref. Country Life. September 1974)

Listing NGR: SU7741632839

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