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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1339157



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Nursling and Rownhams

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-May-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Nov-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 141143

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NURSLING AND ROWNHAMS GROVE PLACE SU 31 NE 7/16 Northcliffe School 29.5.57 Grove Place House (formerly listed as Grove Place with stables)


Elizabethan mansion. Mid C16, with late C18 changes of fenestration, and minor alterations and restoration of 1895. Brick walls of English bond, parapet with stone coping and weathered band, stone moulded plinth band, chamfered reveals to the old openings, rubbed flat arches to altered openings. Gabled tile roof, with hipped dormers. E-plan of two storeys and attic, the main rectangular block having at each side projecting wings, with chamfered corners, the internal angles being filled with octagonal stair turrets; the outside walls have massive tapered stacks attached (four to the rear and two to each wing), with separated diagonal flues in groups of 2,3,4 or 5 (of c1900). The recessed front (south) of three bays has a gable with an attic casement, flanked by a dormer (behind the parapet ; the centre of the 1st floor has a hoodmould above a carved coat of arms, and on each side is an original stone mullion and transom window of eight leaded lights: the ground-floor has similar oakwindows and the stone doorway (c1900) has a Tudor arch beneath three windows. The flanking elevations facing the entrance forecourt also have central gables, one 1st floor central sash window (C18) and a ground-floor mullion and transom window of six-lights, at the inner side, the former three-bay system having been altered. The tall octagonal turrets have crenellated parapets, stone mullioned windows at the top on each face, and below this windows on each face at different levels, some now filled and others having oak mullioned frames. The south ends of the wings have two bays below a central gable (with one casement), with C18 sashes (casements to the ground-floor on the westside). The side and rear elevations are dominated by the chimney stacks, the intermediate spaces having an irregular pattern of windows, C18 sashes for the most part, but with some casements of c1900. Interior : there are rooms with original oak panelling and others with C18 pinewood panelling. Several rooms have stone Tudor fireplaces, one with an overmantel, and there is a C18 fireplace. Original plaster strapwork ceilings occur, and the turrets retain their staircases, one being a circular design of massive timber construction. Country Life; 1904.

Listing NGR: SU3668516758

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1904)

National Grid Reference: SU 36680 16759


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