Hampshire Architecture – Petersfield: Away from the Town Centre

Petersfield is a market town 18 miles north of Portsmouth and about 20 miles east of Winchester. Today I explored the outlying areas of the town, away from the centre. There are villas, old farmhouses, cottages and a mill, dotted between the C20 housing and along lanes headed to the countryside. Also the Roman Catholic church and the octagonal chapels at the cemetery. The pictures below are all of Grade II Listed buildings.

Hampshire Architecture – Petersfield: High St, Square, Sheep St, The Spain

Petersfield is a market town 18 miles north of Portsmouth and about 20 miles east of Winchester. Today I explored the town centre: High Street, The Square, Sheep Street, The Spain, Swan Street, Hylton Road, Church Path and St Peters Street. Most of the listed buildings here are C17 and C18, with some as old as C16. Many have older sections behind the newer facades. Petersfield grew as a coach stop on the Portsmouth-London route and due to its sheep market in the square, to which Sheep Street leads. The pictures below are all of Grade II buildings, with the exception of the church and statue, both grade 1. Goodyers in The Spain is II*, it being a large C16 house, with an early C18 addition in brick. The Spain itself is almost like a village green, situated very close to the town centre. Here are two panoramas:

The Spain (East)

The Spain (West)

The Vyne, Basingstoke

The Vyne - EntranceThe Vyne - LobbyThe Vyne - InteriorThe Vyne - TapestryThe Vyne - InteriorThe Vyne - Bedroom
The Vyne - Four Poster BedThe Vyne - InteriorThe Vyne - HallThe Vyne - FireplaceThe Vyne - WindowThe Vyne - Statue Charles I
The Vyne - StatueThe Vyne - PaintingThe Vyne - StatueThe Vyne - Main StairsThe Vyne - Staircase HallThe Vyne - Staircase Hall
The Vyne - SketchesThe Vyne - StudyThe Vyne - WheelchairThe Vyne - Plant RoomThe Vyne - Plant Room HeatingThe Vyne - Statue

The Vyne, a set on Flickr.

Photos of the interior and exterior of The Vyne, a National Trust Property near Basingstoke in Hampshire. There are many statues inside, and some freaky paintings. It was a relief to get outside away from the oppressive panelled rooms and into the grounds and woodland. I did like the Staircase Hall and the surprisingly simple bedrooms