Abbotts Barton Farmhouse, Chaundler Road, Abbotts Barton, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 7HY
We are delighted that Abbotts Barton Farmhouse will be opening for two short guided tours. This rare surviving example of a Tudor oak framed farmhouse is one of the oldest dwellings in Winchester and provides a fascinating insight into local history.
The tour of part of the ground floor will highlight the developments of the farmhouse (the original site of the Home Farm for Hyde Abbey) charting it’s acquisition from Henry V111 at the Dissolution of the Monasteries and it’s construction as a finely crafted farmhouse in the late 1490’s. Notable owners include Thomas Chaundler a textile merchant and former mayor of Winchester circa 1540 and Edward Knight of Chawton (Jane Austen’s brother) in the 1700’s.
The Farmhouse has been much added to over the centuries, but it’s Tudor framework and fine stone chimneys and fireplaces are still intact. Other features include a Queen Anne brick facade with central sundial and an early dovecote adjacent to a brick and flint walled rose garden and small orchard.
The house and garden represent a rich piece of Winchester’s history, so we do hope you can join us. Book early though as places are limited!
Thursday 19 September: 1400 and 1500
Only those who have pre-booked will be able to join the tour.
This tour is for those aged over 16 years only.
Unfortunately this site is not NOT suitable for those with limited mobility or using wheelchairs. This is private home in an old building with uneven floors, stone and brick steps with no handrails. Please wear appropriate footwear, shoe covers will be provided and needed to be worn if the weather is inclement.
Max 10 people per tour/session. 30 minutes tours. This is a private dwelling and Winchester Heritage Open Days are very grateful to the owners for opening up their property for two small guided tours. Please note that no photography or videos are permitted on the tour.
Please meet at the five bar gate, entrance to drive.