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Lainston House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sparsholt, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0822 / 51°4'55"N

Longitude: -1.3695 / 1°22'10"W

OS Eastings: 444260

OS Northings: 131617

OS Grid: SU442316

Mapcode National: GBR 85S.2L0

Mapcode Global: FRA 8608.B94

Plus Code: 9C3W3JJJ+V5

Entry Name: Lainston House

Listing Date: 5 December 1955

Last Amended: 27 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1095761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 145926

Location: Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Sparsholt

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Sparsholt with Lainston St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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1/11 Lainston House
(formerly listed as
Lainston House with walls
of walled gardens, Dovecote
and barn to West)

The Grade shall be added to read II*



1/11 Lainston House
(formerly listed as
5/12/55 Lainston House with walls
of walled gardens,
Dovecote and barn to West)

Middle-sized country house. Late C17, altered C19 and C20. Brick with stone
dressings, old plain tile roof with lead ridges. H-shaped late Cl7 house with C18
loggia on each side of courtyard in front of house and attached to its corners, and
C20 single storey porch infilling centre of front and wing to one end, both in
matching style. Front 2 storey and attic, 7 bay with 2 end bays projecting forward.
In centre C20 porch having C20 glazed double doors with on both sides thin sash, all
in rusticated architrave, over modillioned dornice with pediment above door, and
each side 12-pane sash in lugged stone architrave, set back slightly. On 1st floor
3 C18 12-pane sashes in lugged architraves, with in centre bay a raised panel with
timber pediment above. In wings 4 12-pane sashes with lugged stone architraves and
1st floor string of rubbed brick. Modillioned cornice to tall hipped roof and
hipped dormer with 2-light casement on front roof of wings and either side of centre.
Large central ridge stack with blind arch on each side, and symmetrical stacks just
above eaves at junction of roofs. To left end L-shaped 2-storey C20 wing with sashes
in raised rubbed brick architraves, and similar eaves to hipped roofs. Loggias each
side in front of house are of 12-bay arcades end bays slightly projecting, with
rubbed brick arches, string at impost level, string above arches with parapet on top.
Inside in centre hall Edwardian with panelling and huge stone fireplace. Delft tiles
and Arts & Crafts fireplaces. Behind this, library, Edwardian in Baroque style with
Gibbonesque carvings. In left wing in front, late C17 staircase rebuilt early C20,
and C18 Corinthian columns in timber. Behind dining room with late C17 panelling
with bolection green marble fireplace. Throughout the building C19 radiators of
linked fluted columns.

Listing NGR: SP4740024974

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