|HCC Site ID.||1908||Parish:||Kilmeston|
|Designations:||House LB II*, Boundary wall, Garden Walls & Gates all LB II||Area:||8.1 ha|
|Access:||No Public Access||Ownership:||Private|
Location and Site
The parish of Kilmeston lies on chalk downland about 8 miles south-east of Winchester. Soil is clay, loam and chalk; with subsoil chalk (Kelly’s Hampshire)
Kilmeston Manor is Grade II listed with a C17 porch and C18 façade. The courtyard wall with stone copings and gate piers capped by urns, wrought iron railings and gate are still in situ.
It was a working manor farm until it was bought by Mrs Beaufort in 1893. (Smart) She laid out a formal garden, although she never lived there. In 1902 the Smart family bought Kilmeston Manor and when they sold it in 2009, it was described as 20 acres of lovely wooded gardens and grounds. (Country Life)
In 2011 Kilmeston Manor underwent a programme of major refurbishment and alteration which included consent for a new access and entrance gates. The owner has also renovated the boundary walls and employed an arboriculturalist to survey the trees in the grounds and recommend improvements.
Summary & significance
The garden has received extensive renovation in keeping with a grade II listed manor house.
HGT Research: August 2017
Kelly’s Hampshire directories
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1095066 Garden Walls and Gates and attached sheds West of Kilmeston Manor. 15.08.17
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1156439 Courtyard Wall and Railings in Front of Kilmeston Manor, 15.08.17
Smart, Ann, Portrait of Kilmeston HRO 942.2735
http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/hampshire-country-houses-for-sale-29802 April 23, 2009. 16.08.17
HRO 165A60/179, Sale particulars of Kilmeston Manor, 2009