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Old Arlesford House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Old Alresford, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0994 / 51°5'57"N

Longitude: -1.1604 / 1°9'37"W

OS Eastings: 458885

OS Northings: 133674

OS Grid: SU588336

Mapcode National: GBR 976.1F6

Mapcode Global: FRA 86G6.V21

Entry Name: Old Arlesford House

Listing Date: 16 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 145203

Location: Old Alresford, Winchester, Hampshire, SO24

County: Hampshire

District: Winchester

Civil Parish: Old Alresford

Built-Up Area: Old Alresford

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Old Alresford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text


8/44 Old Alresford


Middle sized country house. 1749-51 by William Jones for Admiral Lord Rodney.
Brick with Bath stone dressings and slated roofs. 3 storeys and basement, 7
bays with slightly projecting centre 3 bays and single bay flanking wings at
either end with single storey on basement service wings either side in front
forming courtyard. Stone string courses at ground floor, ground floor cill
level and 2nd floor level, to centre 5 bays, and 2nd floor cornice to flank-
ing bays, tall parapet with coping and bracketed pediment to centre 3 bays.
Flight of 9 stone steps to central 6 panel door in doorcase with arched
radiating fanlight, in 1760's framed with porch of 2 fluted Tower of the
Winds columns and pilasters supporting entablature with bucrania frieze.
Either side a closely spaced sash then a widely spaced sash in the outer 2
bays, and the same arrange holds on the other floors. Ground and 1st floor
have 12-pane sashes, 2nd floor 6-paned, all with rubbed brick arches. Inside
plan form of central saloon, now morning room, flanked by dining and drawing
rooms and entrance hall flanked by main and service stairs. In morning room
original rococo plaster ceiling, with central panel of eagle discharging
thunderbolts and corner medallions of the seasons. Some C18 foreplaces and
Regency ceilings. In E service wing Chapel and sitting room decorated in neo-
classical trompe l'oeil by Robert Jackson after designs by Annigoni. House
stands at top of park laid out by Richard Woods in 1764 with lawn and ha-ha
in front of house and flanking walls of beech and yew framing view down to
Alresford Pond.

Listing NGR: SU5876034222

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

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