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Guided Tours of The Grange

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

Book a guided tour of a 'roofed' ruin of one of the earliest Greek revival houses in Europe. These fascinating and free tours are being run specially for Heritage Open Days by English Heritage Properties Curators, Roy Porter and Samantha Stones.

The Grange is a Scheduled Monument with Grade 1 listing. The original red brick house was built in the mid-1660s to a design by William Samwell. In c.1809 William Wilkins re-cased the building in the form of a Doric Temple. Extensions to The Grange were designed by Robert Smirke in 1817, C.R. Cockerell in 1852, but most of these have been demolished. C.R Cockerell’s Conservatory survives but has had many conversions including a ballroom, picture gallery and most recently an opera house.

On Thursday 13th Roy Porter and Samantha Stones, English Heritage Properties Curators, will give tours of the house, discussing its historical development and the people who lived here.

If you cannot join us for a tour on Thursday, then why not come on Friday when the house and theatre will be open for viewing from 14.00. Please see our separate entry for more details on our open day.

As well as being a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade 1 listed, The Grange is also a RIBA awarded building. Examples of William Wilkins (1778-1839) National Gallery – Robert Smirke (1780-1867) British Museum – C. R. Cockerell 1788-1863 Ashmolean Museum can be seen.

Please note the site is not wheelchair friendly nor is it easy for people with restricted mobility as the ground is uneven in places and there are many drops.

● Thursday 13 September: Two tours 1100 and 1300

Booking Details:
Pre-booking: Required
If there is sufficient interest a third tour may be put on. Go to: https://winchesterheritageopendays.org/

Booking opens: 2 August 2018 Booking closes: 12 September 2018

Access Information:
Unfortunately the site is not wheelchair or pushchair friendly nor easy for people with restricted mobility and has many drops. We recommend sturdy footwear. Sorry but there are NO toilets.

Additional Information:
Max 25 people per tour/session. Tours take 1 hour. Contact for the day: Roy Porter, English Heritage 07824 835077

Directions:
English Heritage brown signs from the A31 roundabout near Alresford to the site. AA yellow signs from the A303, from Winchester and the M3