Elvetham :: Shared Description

Elvetham dates back to Saxon times around 800AD but any traces of this early history have been obscured by later development. The enormous sprawling edifice seen today dates from 1859-62 when it was rebuilt to the High Victorian Gothic design of architact Samuel Sanders Teulon LinkExternal link for Fredrick Gough, 4th Lord Calthorpe of Elvetham.
But Elvetham's history spans all the centuries between having several 'haydays' notably in the (first) Elizabethan era when the queen visited and was entertained by Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, at which time she planted an oak tree that still survives after over 400 years.
There is a good comprehensive history of the site at the hotel's 'History' page, here LinkExternal link
The building is now used as a country hotel and for weddings and other functions - see the hotel's website here LinkExternal link
It is EH Grade II* listed LinkExternal link
Its stables are Grade II listed LinkExternal link
As is the (now deconsecrated) church of St Mary in its grounds: LinkExternal link
And the War Memorial in the churchyard: LinkExternal link
All the buildings lie within a Grade II listed park: LinkExternal link
by Rob Farrow
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SU7856 : Elvetham - Platinum Jubilee preparations by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Northeastern aspect by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Track through pine wood by Rob Farrow
SU7956 : Elvetham - River Hart or tributary from wide wooden footbridge by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Grassy field near Old Rectory by Rob Farrow
SU7956 : Elvetham - Footpath through wheat field by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - River Hart (or tributary) from Bakers Bridge by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - lawns and southeastern façade by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Church of St Mary (deconsecrated) by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Cows and calves beneath tree by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Church from the grounds by Rob Farrow
SU7956 : Elvetham - River Hart or tributary near Turner's Green Farm by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Church of St Mary - Carved stone angel by Rob Farrow
SU7956 : Elvetham - Small wooden footbridge over stream by Rob Farrow
SU7956 : Elvetham - View northwards to dead tree by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Calves by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Pool in pine wood by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Staircase by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Eastern gate by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Queen Elizabeth I Oak - view from northeast by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Church of St Mary - Angels and buttresses by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Sunburst over the tower by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Queen Elizabeth I Oak - view from northwest by Rob Farrow
SU7956 : Elvetham - Footbridge over River Hart (or tributary) by Rob Farrow
SU7856 : Elvetham - Cattle beneath a tree by Rob Farrow

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Created: Sun, 5 Jun 2022, Updated: Sun, 5 Jun 2022

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