Kilmeston Manor (Manor House)

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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)

Historical Development

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)

Current Description

Kilmeston Manor 2009

Kilmeston Manor 2009

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 Garden Walls and Gates and attached sheds West of Kilmeston Manor. 15.08.17 Courtyard Wall and Railings in Front of Kilmeston Manor, 15.08.17
Smart, Ann, Portrait of Kilmeston HRO 942.2735 April 23, 2009. 16.08.17, 15.08.17
HRO 165A60/179, Sale particulars of Kilmeston Manor, 2009

Kilmeston Manor by Peter Facey

Kilmeston Manor by Peter Facey

Apple store from 2009 sale catalogue

Apple store from 2009 sale catalogue

Our address

Kilmeston No Public Access Click for Disclaimer & copyright
51.03392474099637, -1.1585673092486104

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