Noted as a Grade II* Listed Building on The National Heritage List in 1986, the Bramshott Place gatehouse is steeped in history that dates back to the late 16th century.
The gatehouse has stood at the centre of Bramshott Place since the late 16th century when John Hooke, a wealthy cloth merchant, purchased the estate and built a Tudor mansion. In 1850, the estate was owned by the Earle family and many of the original buildings were demolished and a new house, known as Bramshott Grange, was built. Between 1921 and 1982, the house became the King George Hospital but has since been redeveloped.
Now run by later living provider, Inspired Villages, the restoration of the monument’s beautifully carved brickwork and intricate detailing is a reminder of the village’s colourful history.
Officially unveiled to residents and locals from the surrounding area on Friday 8th April, the gatehouse’s Tudor architecture has been fully restored by appointed contractors, Szerelmey, who are recognised specialists in conservation and restoration of the nation’s heritage sites.
As part of the restoration, the original leadwork on the roof has been replaced and brickwork repointed with a traditional mix handmade by H.G. Matthews Brickworks to match the original.
Chris Bicknell, Village General Manager at Bramshott Place, said: “Sitting proudly at the heart of the village, the gatehouse acts as a reminder of its astounding history and we are so happy with the results of the restoration.”
“The attention to detail in restoring the original brickwork is magnificent and residents have been really impressed with the results.”
Bramshott Place has a range of properties tailor-made for later living. The village is home to a host of state-of-the art facilities, including a wellness spa and relaxation pool, gym, library, and restaurant. Plus, the development is located within 36 acres of grounds with mature trees, woodland walks and a wildflower meadow and enjoys an enviable location close to the South Downs National Park yet just a train ride away from London.
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