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The Grange

A Grade I Listed Building in Northington, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1219 / 51°7'18"N

Longitude: -1.1981 / 1°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 456221

OS Northings: 136155

OS Grid: SU562361

Mapcode National: GBR 96R.PWG

Mapcode Global: VHD0Z.52Z8

Plus Code: 9C3W4RC2+QQ

Entry Name: The Grange

Listing Date: 5 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1095216

English Heritage Legacy ID: 145178

Location: The Grange, Northington, Winchester, Hampshire, SO24

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

Civil Parish: Northington

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Northington with Swarraton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Description


SU 53 NE NORTHINGTON NORTHINGTON
Grange Park
6/9
5.12.55 The Grange

I

Country house. 1670-3 by William Samwell for Sir Robert Henley, encased and remodelled
1804 - 9 by William Wilkins for Henry Drummond, added to, 1817 by Sir
Robert Smirke, 1823-5 and 1852 by C R Cockerell, 1868-70 by John Cox, for
Sir Francis Baring, later Lord Ashburton and his descendants, shell and
roof restored by DoE 1980-82. Brick with stone dressings, encased in stucco,
roof slate. Originally 9 bay sides with projecting centre 3 and end bays,
and 7 bay ends with projecting centre 3 bays and blind end bays, 2 storeys
and attic on raised basement. W Front revealed by demolition of additions
and restored by DoE. Wilkins work important early example of Greek Revival.
He encased existing house to create 9 bay sides with giant pilasters, pro-
jecting centre 3 bays with 4 square piers, and massive entablature, with
wreaths in frieze, to hide attic and roof. To E end he added a large Greek
Doric portico, 6 columns wide and 2 deep, overlooking falling ground to the
lake. The basement was concealed by a massive stucco, with stone coping,
podium on E and S sides and raised ground on other sides. Most of the addi-
tions have gone except for Cockerell's conservatory (q.v.) and Cox's 2nd
floor windows inserted in frieze. The house stands on a promontory over-
looking the lake, landscaped by Robert Adam, with the remains of terraces
to the S and E and with wide views over the wooded park. A Scheduled
Ancient Monument, now in DoE guardianship. 10 days to Save the Grange; SAVE:
1979. The Grange, Hampshire; John Redmill; Country Life; May 8 and May 15,
1975. Buildings of England, Hampshire; Pevsner; 1967; P.258-9.


Listing NGR: SU5627137326

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