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Polhampton Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Overton, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.2523 / 51°15'8"N

Longitude: -1.2442 / 1°14'38"W

OS Eastings: 452846

OS Northings: 150624

OS Grid: SU528506

Mapcode National: GBR 954.J7V

Mapcode Global: VHD05.DS3B

Entry Name: Polhampton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 16 May 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1157224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 139356

Location: Overton, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG25

County: Hampshire

District: Basingstoke and Deane

Civil Parish: Overton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Overton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

SU 54 NW

Polhampton Farmhouse


Farmhouse. Mid C17 with early C19 alterations and extension. Double pile plan with small single storeyed addition on the east side. The north and west elevations are little altered, having red brick walling in English bond with a moulded eaves band, a shallow "entablature" first floor band of brick and tile mouldings, windows set in projecting brickwork frames (some eaved) with moulded brick mullins (of two, three and five openings some now filled with brickwork), plinth; casements. Steep hipped tiled roof, two hipped dormers on the east face; two massive shafted stacks.

The main front (south) has been altered in the early C19 and is of three windows with a central pediment/gable containing a circular light. First floor brick band and plinth. Casements with cambered openings. Six-panelled door within a simple architrave and cornice on brackets.The east side is tile hung, the addition having a half-hipped tiled roof and a corner tapered stack.

Interior has a mid C17 dog-leg staircase with closed string, turned balusters (symmetrical in both axees) square newel posts with shaped finials and a moulded handrail. On the attic landing the balustrade returns to the wall which has a flat "splat" newel post. Dining room has panelled walls above which is a particularly fine plastered frieze consisting of double-headed eagles alternating with a large leaf motif. Both eagles and leaves are linked by strapwork. At the junction of the wall and ceiling are a series of dentils with leaf (arthenian?) and petal enrichment. Above the fireplace is a large panel with three figures set in foliage and flowers, including roses, vine leaves and others. Above and below this panel are single rows of nailhead-type ornament and around the whole is a rose and thistle trail also with small dentils. A similar panel exists over the fireplace in the bedroom above the dining room. Front rooms retain chamfered axial beams. Some six panelled doors.

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

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