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Rhinefield House Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brockenhurst, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8316 / 50°49'53"N

Longitude: -1.6257 / 1°37'32"W

OS Eastings: 426452

OS Northings: 103629

OS Grid: SU264036

Mapcode National: GBR 65P.XDY

Mapcode Global: FRA 76HW.SKL

Entry Name: Rhinefield House Hotel

Listing Date: 28 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1094743

English Heritage Legacy ID: 144334

Location: Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

Civil Parish: Brockenhurst

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

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Listing Text


9/5 Rhinefield House Hotel

Large country house now hotel. 1888-90 by WH Romaine-Walker and Tanner for
Miss Mabel Walker and later her husband Lt Comm L Walker-Munro. Squared rough-
faced Purbeck stone, Bath stone dressings, plain tile stacks, moulded brick
stacks. Large and imposing, Jacobethan with Gothic through Flamboyant and
Tudor to even Renaissance motifs. 2½ storey, double pile of 5 bays, with cross
wing at each end, and (cutting pile) on garden side projecting taller hall, at one
end, on lower level 2 storey service courtyard (projecting forward on service front)
Entrance front has to main part, central 2 storey porch with 4-centred archway in
square frame and armorial tablet over, 3-light transomed window over, stepped
diagonal buttresses and octagonal turret on LH face. Beside 1st floor corbelled
balcony. To RH 2 1st floor oriels. Elsewhere small mullioned windows. Crennelated
parapet running right across to pierced balustrade on 2 storey canted bay on RH
wing. Wing gables have coped verges with pinnacles. On central roof at
different levels 2-light gabled dormers. On inner side of wings and RH side of
porch single moulded stacks, another on ridge and multi-shafted stacks at Ill end
and behind ridge. To LH is courtyard with large octagonal turret filling corner
of junction. Interior is famous for its eclectic richness, rooms maintain varied
impressiveness generated by house as a whole. In centre, behind porch and
front pile with its corridors, is Great Hall of 30m x 8m with full hammerbeam
roof and projecting full-height bay window over garden. Dining Room has panelling
and C17 Baroque fireplace and Armada plaque by French Huguenot Aumonier.
Smoking Room is in Moorish style (from The Alhambra) with horseshoe arch arcade
and stalactite plasterwork. On the 1st floor are the bedrooms in a sort of
'tous les Louis style', with Fragonard Ceilings.

Listing NGR: SU2650803660

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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