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Brief description of site

The site has a Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke. A few parkland trees exist, with views across open farmland to the river Itchen. Land was sold in the 1950s and the buildings, since 1999, have housed Prince's Mead School.

Brief history of site

William Evelyn, cousin of the diarist Sir John Evelyn, built a mansion in 1722, built on an L-plan. The house was inherited in 1816 by Sir Charles Ogle. The west wing was pulled down and a new house of Southampton brick and Portland stone was designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built over the foundations. The house remains largely unchanged, though the layout and design of the gardens and park has been altered.

Location information:

Address: Worthy Park House, Worthy Park, Kings Worthy, Winchester, SO21 1AN

Locality: Winchester

Local Authorities:

Hampshire; Winchester; Itchen Valley

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 185 Grid Ref: SU501329
Latitude: 51.0932 Longitude: -1.28597

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1722

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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