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Vernham Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Vernhams Dean, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.3075 / 51°18'27"N

Longitude: -1.4967 / 1°29'48"W

OS Eastings: 435176

OS Northings: 156608

OS Grid: SU351566

Mapcode National: GBR 71D.SJK

Mapcode Global: VHC2D.0DLH

Entry Name: Vernham Manor House

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 27 September 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 139997

Location: Vernhams Dean, Test Valley, Hampshire, SP11

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

Civil Parish: Vernhams Dean

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Vernham Dean St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

Vernham Manor House
2/27 (formerly listed as
20 12 60 Manor Farmhouse)

House. Medieval, with later alterations and additions. Some timber-framing
within suggests that the present centre was a medieval framed house, which had
at a later date 3 massive chimneys attached to the rear (now inside). The
gabled wings at each side are probably C1600, when the whole building was
rebuilt in brickwork (English bond); the present passage along the rear and
the extended wings are C18 and early C19, and the refacing of flint and
brickwork in the centre front and the end elevations is late C18. Brick and
flint, with a tile roof. Symmetrical front (east) of 2 storeys (with attics
to the wings and basement to the centre), 1.5.1 windows. The slightly
projecting gabled wings are in English bond, on a high plinth, the centre is
flintwork with brick dressings, cambered arches to the ground floor, with
3 light chamfered brick mullions to the basement. Leaded casements (re-set
at a lower level to the ground floor centre), with 2-storeyed splayed bays to
the wings (with mullion and transom casements to the south side and C20 sashes
to the north). C20 gabled brick porch, enclosing an Elizabethan thick wood
doorframe, with the mouldings stopped above a plain base, with a panelled door
now hung to open outwards. The north elevation (to the wing) has a massive
stack with 2 diagonal flues, set against English bond brickwork with blue-
diaper patterns, the west side having narrow horizontal flint bands: the south
elevation is similar with 2 stacks (one with a single diagonal flue, the other
of 3 flues, the 2 outer diagonal). The rear has walls of Flemish bond with
blue headers, cambered ground floor openings, casements (some blocked), and
the wings project and appear of the early C19, with an access to higher ground
from the 1st floor at the north side. Within, there is C17 panelling, an
elaborate (but crude) Jacobean screen with Ionic pilasters, Jacobean panelling
above a fireplace, 2 fireplaces with reeded cast-iron (Adam-style) fittings,
a C18 corner cupboard, a plain plaster barrel vault to the 1st floor of the
north wing, and a plain C18 staircase.

Listing NGR: SU3485956778

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

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