|HCC Site ID:||1574||Parish:||Swanmore|
|Designations:||SDNP, House LB II||Area:||Medium|
|Access:||No Public Access||Ownership:||Private|
Photo: Country Life June 2019
Location and Site
Hill House lies to the east of Bishops Waltham and south of Upper Swanmore on chalk downs.
Hill Place is a late 18th century LB II square house of yellow brick with a striking open balustraded parapet. It was an enclosed park. In 1916 when the estate was broken up and sold in lots, the estate consisted of c405 ha (1000 acres), stabling, two farms, cottages, parkland, sporting woodlands and a beautifully timbered miniature park. 19.5 ha (48 acres), including the house were sold as one lot. A farm and woodlands still adjoin Hill Place.
The house and grounds passed to a new generation who restored what was left of the gardens.The property was used as a popular wedding venue until it was put on the market in 2019.
Late 18th century house; enclosed park; woodlands adjoin. The much reduced grounds have been restored, and provide a setting for the Grade II listed house.
Information: February 2003, update 2012/2020