Category Archives: Hampshire

Stratfield Saye, Hampshire

Large stately house in the neo palladian classical style. 12th century manor house extensively enlarged around 1630 by Sir William Pitt. Estate sold to the nation in 1817 and given to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington following the Battle of Waterloo.

Principal elevation of symmetrical design with 7 bays and central pediment surmounted by Cupula turret. Built from rendered brick with a slate mansard roof and dormers. Elevations with rusticated quoins at corners and around openings. 3×4 vertical sliding sash windows. Tuscan style entrance porch. Projecting wings with Dutch style gable.

Pair of symmetrical lodges either side of entrance gates. Low pitch hipped slate roof with moulded cornice and central chimney stack. Also built of rendered brick with a slightly projecting pedimented gable with blind arch and small sash window. Return elevation with entrance door and sash windows to first floor. Carriageway gate posts with ball finials.

Monument Lodges, Stratfield Saye

Hinton Admiral

Estate and ancestral home of the Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick family.  Located in the settlement of Hinton, near Bransgore, Hampshire.

Built in 1720 for Sir Peter Mews, MP for Christchurch and nephew of the Bishop of Winchester. Designed by an unknown architect with 20 acres of landscaped gardens. House damaged by fire in 1777. Restored and enlarged by Joseph Gervis Clarke in 1793 in the Palladian classical style. Garden terrace and ballroom added in 1905 and designed by local architect Harold Peto.

Cottage style lodge along the Ringwood Road, west of the main house. Built in 1899 of red brick with stone mullioned windows with decorative surrounds. Slate covered roof with two brick chimneys. Half timbered gables with decorative barge boards.

Second lodge of simpler appearance with white render at junction with A35. Neither building listed.

Hinton Admiral

Sopley Park, Hampshire

Grade II listed Lodge and gateway to Sopley Park. Constructed circa 1870 in the Gothic revival style.  T-shaped plan form with rounded bay. Enclosed porch area with first floor oriel window supported by diminishing corbelled brickwork. Plain tiled roof with stone coping to gables and stepped brick eaves. Two large shaped brick chimney stacks and one diagonally set stack at junction with main roof. Tall casement windows with glazing bars.

Sopley Park, Hampshire

Sopley Park, Hampshire

Sopley Park

Gate lodge located along the B3347 Sopley Road constructed in red brick with stone dressings. Built circa 1868 during the ‘Picturesque movement’ in the Victorian Gothic revival style. (‘The Picturesque’ movement was characterised by irregularity and variety, creating a dramatic appearance to its buildings). T shaped plan with plain tiled roof. Stone coped gables, kneelers and ornamental finials. Stair turret with tall steep hipped roof. Enclosed porch with pointed arched door. Stone window heads with decorative shouldered arches and shutters.

Sopley Park Manor House was built in 1790 by James Compton who was a successful sheep farmer. In 1834 the manor house was sold to wealthy London merchant and owner of the Schweppes company, John Kemp Welch, who in turn sold in 1885. After the second world war the house was used as a nursing home and two independent schools at various times but was demolished in 1988 to make way for a bible college.

Sopley Park, Hampshire

Sopley Park, Hampshire