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Latitude: 51.3005 / 51°18'1"N
Longitude: -0.7508 / 0°45'2"W
OS Eastings: 487188
OS Northings: 156449
OS Grid: SU871564
Mapcode National: GBR D96.H02
Mapcode Global: VHDXP.XKZW
Entry Name: Main Building to Farnborough Hill Convent
Listing Date: 13 November 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1303116
English Heritage Legacy ID: 137850
Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU14
Electoral Ward/Division: Empress
Built-Up Area: Farnborough
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Farnborough St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
Main building to
Farnborough Hill Convent
SU 8756 4/26 13.11.75
Large house by H E Kendall Jun. built for T G Longman (publisher) 1863;
following his death in 1879 the house was bought by the widowed Empress
of Napoleon III, who extended the building (1883), which became a 'court in
exile' until her heath in 1920. During the present century used as an RC
public school for girls, again being extended.
Stockbroker/baronial fantasy. 2 storeys, with 5 storey tower above entrance.
The ground floor is in red brick, with lavish Bath stone dressings; above is
an elaborate half-timbered superstructure in a late-medieval Continental style.
Steep tile roofing, pyramid octagonal lead-covered turret, mini-hips and many
gables; ornate barge boards to gables and dormers. Plaster infilling to framework,
some with relief carvings, bands at first and second floor level. Mullion/
transom fenestration, in wood above but stone on ground floor. Highly
decorated treatment includes the monogram of the first owner. Later additions
of several periods; earlier in French style but the latest in plainer neo-
Listing NGR: SU8762456569
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