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Wainsford House

Gazetteer No. G0116

Date 1901

Address Pennington Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8LA England


WAINSFORD HOUSE… is a sizeable Arts and Crafts house with a somewhat disjointed plan, having been built in stages around a Georgian core. E. P. King acquired it in the late 1890s; he was a friend of Lutyens, who was staying here on the eve of the 1901 census, hence the tradition that parts of the house are his design. But it does not seem to have Lutyens’s flair and an obvious candidate is FW. Troup who built several houses etc. for King’s brother Joseph at Haslemere, Surrey, and designed an (untraced) cottage for King himself at Downton (near Hordle) in 1905.* The s garden front is the most cohesive, of red brick with two large oversize gables, the first-floor windows long casement type under each gable and in between a long narrower window. The ground floor has a pillared veranda, built in 1899. The entrance side is more irregular, partly rendered, with a broad tile-hung wing on its r. which has a fine ornamental lead rainwater head of just the sort of design associated with Troup (cf. those in the Canterbury Quad, St John’s College, Oxford). There is more leadwork, dated 1905, by the entrance porch. This porch, dated 1908, is the only Lutyens-ish note: brick and half-timbering with a Tudorish doorway and an inner porch with scissor-crossed roof timbers. (O’Brien et al., 2018, pp.422-3)


O’Brien, C., Bailey, B., Pevsner, N., Lloyd, D.W. (2018) Hampshire: South. Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

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E Powell King