|HCC Site ID:||1553||Parish:||Northington|
|Designations:|| HE II*; House LB I;
Conservatory & Lodge LB II
|Area:|| 186 ha includes approx. 3 ha formal &
walled gardens, and pleasure grounds
|Access:||Public Access to The Grange||Ownership:|| The Grange managed by EH;
Gardens & park/Private
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English Heritage Old listing
Remains of landscape gardens and park, around 300 hectares (revised listing gives different information). Early 19th century on 17th century site.
House 1804-9, Greek revival, by Wilkins for Henry Drummond, on core of 1664-73 by William Samwell, added to by C R Cockerell, 1823-6, 1852 by F Cockerell, altered 1868-70 by John Cox. Set in ideal classical landscape.
Remains of terraces originally grassed and with gravel paths, now turfed and linked by stone steps. Two of Samwell’s gate piers set each side of curved stone seat at end of east terrace. Picture gallery with Ionic portico,converted late 19th century from original conservatory around 1825 by Cockerell. Wooded parkland. Chain of serpentine lakes, waterfall at north end of Great Lake. Approach via avenue from north, splitting to Northington Lodge and the church. Intersected by drive to New Lodge and Swarraton Lodge. Drive from south skirts lake, curving towards house. Tree clumps, perimeter planting. Descriptions, 1780’s and ’90’s of beautiful wooded layout and extensive gardens. Gardener’s Magazine, 1826, has details of terraced gardens, fountains, balustrades, planting; archaeological evidence of Samwell’s garden walls.
Bililowski K, Historic Parks and Gardens, 1983.
Country Life, 8 May 1975 p1116, 15 May 1975 p1242.
Pevsner N, Lloyd D, Hampshire, 1967
Geddes, J. Architectural History 26, 1983, p35.
1822 Wm Cobbett
Architectural and picturesque views of noble mansions in Hampshire taken and drawn on stone by J Hewetson. London: James Carpenter & Son, 1830.
John Duthy 1839 – The Architectural Antiquities and Topography of the County adjacent to the River Itchen from Alresford to Southampton. Copy held by HCC Historic Landscape section.
J. HEWETSON 1830. Engravings: Architectural and Picturesque views of Noble Mansions in Hampshire – Printed by C Hulmandel. Copies held by HCC Historic Landscape section.