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Main Building to Farnborough Hill Convent

A Grade I Listed Building in Farnborough, Hampshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3X862X+5M

Entry Name: Main Building to Farnborough Hill Convent

Listing Date: 13 November 1975

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 137850

Location: Empress, Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU14

County: Hampshire

District: Rushmoor

Electoral Ward/Division: Empress

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Farnborough

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Farnborough St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

Tagged with: House School building

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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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