Worthy Park, (also known as Prince's Mead School), Winchester, England
Record Id: 5165
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Worthy Park House, Worthy Park, Kings Worthy, Winchester, SO21 1AN
Hampshire; Winchester; Itchen Valley
Historical County: Hampshire
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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