Category Archives: Historic Hampshire Houses

The county of Hampshire has a host of magnificent historically significant homes. This category explores some of the houses and the history behind them.

Elvetham Hall

Elvetham Hall

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

Elvetham Hall history is fascinatingly linked to the Seymour family and the Tudor royal family. The original house burnt down in the mid 19th century and a mighty Victorian Gothic mansion stands to replace it. Continue Reading

Tudor Bramshott Place

Tudor Bramshott Place

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hampshire ArchitectureThe tudor house at Bramshott Place has long gone but it’s gatehouse still stands, albeit in splendid isolation. There was a manor and estate at Bramshott at the time of Domesday. By the late C16th a wealthy cloth merchant from Godalming named John Hooke… Continue Reading

The Mysteries of Wymering Manor

The Mysteries of Wymering Manor

Wymering Manor in Portsmouth is one of Hampshire’s oldest and allegedly, most haunted houses. From the outside it presents a bit of a sorry state and it’s exterior belies it’s ancient past but it is a house full on intrigue and mystery. Continue Reading

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey, in the New Forest was founded by Cistercian monks on land gifted to them by King John in 1204. The ruins and the house are a historical gem that capture the essence of Hampshire history during the turbulent Medieval period. Continue Reading

Bugle Street Southampton

Bugle Street Southampton

Bugle Street Southampton has some wonderful old merchants houses It’s not just the Tudor House or the Medieval Merchants House that are worth looking at in the area around St Michael’s Square in Old Southampton. Cast your eyes around many old merchants houses to get a full flavour of the area when ┬áit fizzed and… Continue Reading

Basing House Before the Civil War

Basing House Before the Civil War

Basing House is a marvelous ruin, filled with five hundred years of history and intrigue, it’s history prior to the English Civil War is as fascinating as what followed. Continue Reading

Titchfield Medieval Abbey

Titchfield Medieval Abbey

Place House in Titchfield is the site of a former Medieval Abbey, whose doors have been open to welcome many of England’s monarchs. This once important Medieval Abbey, fell at the Reformation and once given to the influential Earl of Southampton Sir Thomas Wriothesley Continue Reading