Historic Environment

English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Hampshire

1  Aldershot Military Cemetery
Rushmoor
Ref No: 3532
NGR: SU8751
Grade: ll*
Registered: Feb18, 2003

A military cemetery laid out by the Royal Engineers in 1853–4 as part of the creation of Aldershot military camp.

2  Amport Park
Test Valley
Ref No: 1855
NGR: SU2944
Grade: ll
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal terraces with water features, designed in 1923 by Sir Edwin Lutyens to complement a mid C19 house and planted by Gertrude Jekyll, with adjacent mid C19 pleasure grounds and overlooking parkland of late C18 and early C19 origin

3  Avington Park
Winchester
Ref No: 1509
N7R: SU5332
Grade: II*
Registered: May 31, 1984
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A park of medieval and C17 origins, laid out and landscaped to its present extent in the mid to late C18 by the third Duke of Chandos, surrounding informal C18 gardens with C19 and C20 planting.

4  Awbridge Danes
Test Valley
Ref No: 2309
NGR: SU3221
Grade:II
Registered: Dec 14, 1993

Pleasure grounds, follies, and a park laid out on a new site to complement a gothic mansion of c 1820 by the architect William Garbett.

5  Avon Tyrrell
New Forest
Ref No: 5062
NGR: SU1599
Grade:II
Registered: Jan 18, 2002

Late C19 formal gardens and pleasure grounds probably by H E Milner, laid out around a new country house by W R Lethaby.

6  Basing House
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No: 1035
NGR: SU6652
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

The grounds and walled garden of a demolished Tudor house which were laid out in the C17 and C18 as vineyards and pleasure grounds, with the addition of a C20 parterre garden.
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7  Bramdean House
Winchester
Ref No: 1856
NGR: SU6128
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A mid to late C20 plantsman’s garden, laid out within the structure of mid C18 axial walled garden compartments.

8  Bramshill Park
Hart
Ref No:1062
NGR: SU7559
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

A series of early C17 formal walled gardens surrounding a contemporary Jacobean house standing within a park of medieval origin which was formally landscaped in the C17 and mid C18, and later, in the late C19 and C20, given informal features and enlarged to encompass woodland with axial rides.

9  Breamore
New Forest
Ref No:1273
NGR: SU1519
Grade:II
Registered: Oct 24, 1988

A landscape park present by 1800, created from an earlier deer park. The park surrounds a C16 and later country house with formal and informal pleasure grounds and gardens.
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10 Broadlands
Test Valley
Ref No:1063
NGR: SU3520
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

A house and garden of C16 and C17 origin with work possibly by William Kent, remodelled in the late C18 as part of a comprehensive new landscape of pleasure grounds and parkland by Lancelot Brown, which was additionally planted by the third Viscount Palmerston in the early to mid C19.
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11 Brockenhurst Park
New Forest
Ref No:1475
NGR: SU3001
Grade:II
Registered: Oct 1, 1990

A landscape park developed from the existing agricultural landscape from 1770 onwards by the Morant family. A good example of the creation of an ‘instant’ landscape park by Edward Morant by using the artifice of removing agricultural hedges, enclosing farmland, and retaining the ancient existing hedge trees. William Emes and John Webb were commissioned to prepare a scheme for the park, which was largely unexecuted. The late C19 Italianate garden was cited as an exemplar design during the early 1900s.

12 Cadland House
New Forest
Ref No:1207
NGR: SU4699
Grade:II*
Registered: Sept 1, 1988

Originally a cottage orné on the banks of the Solent, Cadland House was enlarged as a private residence. It is set at the centre of a pleasure ground laid out by Lancelot Brown in the 1770s.

13 Central Parks
Southampton
Ref No:2395
NGR: SU4112
Grade:II
Registered: Feb 9, 1995

Laid out between the late 1850s and early 1860s, the Southampton Central Parks: West Park, East Park, Palmerston Park, Houndwell, and Hoglands, provide a chain of public open space through the heart of the city. The parks are a good example of a mid C19 civic improvement scheme, possibly influenced by J C Loudon, who was engaged by the council to lay out Southampton Cemetery (qv) in 1843.

14 Chawton House
East Hampshire
Ref No:1388
NGR: SU7036
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal and landscape gardens associated with a late Tudor manor house, set within a landscape park developed from the C13 but now largely late C18 to early C20 in appearance.
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15 Compton End
Winchester
Ref No:1205
NGR: SU4625
Grade:II*
Registered: April 1, 1988

A garden of formal hedged compartments, laid out in the Arts and Crafts tradition between 1895 and c 1914 by the architect G H Kitchin RIBA, to surround the C17 house which he restored and made his home until his death in 1951.

16 Cranbury Park
Winchester
Ref No:1857
NGR: SU4423
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Mid to late C18 formal gardens, pleasure grounds, and a landscape park, developed in the 1830s.

17 Dogmersfield park & King John's Hunting Lodge
Hart
Ref No:1230
NGR: SU7751
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

Late C18 gardens and pleasure grounds with some C20 alterations, set within a park of medieval origin which was laid out in the mid C18 as a rococo landscape with ornamental buildings and water and later, in the 1790s, was remodelled informally, possibly by the landscape designer William Emes.
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18 Elvetham Hall
Hart
Ref No:1163
NGR: SU7856
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A park of C14 origin which was landscaped in 1591 to provide a setting for the Elvetham Entertainment for Queen Elizabeth; it was extended, improved, and planted in the C18 and early C19, possibly with assistance in the late C18 from the designer William Emes, and then, from the mid C19 to early C20, given extensive formal and ornamental gardens by S S Teulon and William Goldring, to accompany the building of the present house.
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19 Embley Park
Test Valley
Ref No:1123
NGR: SU3220
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A C19 and early C20 informal woodland and shrub garden, of late C18 origin, surrounding the home in the C19 of Florence Nightingale, with additional mid C19 and early C20 formal terraces. House and garden are set within a park, also of late C18 origin, which was extensively planted as parkland and with woodland during the C19.

20 Exbury House
New Forest
Ref No:1064
NGR: SU4200
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

An early to mid C20 wooded plantsman’s garden containing specialist collections of rhododendrons and other species, which was partly laid out within native New Forest woodland by Lionel de Rothschild between 1919 and 1939 and which incorporates features of an informal C19 garden and C19 parkland.
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21 Hackwood Park
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1276
NGR: SU6449
Grade:I
Registered: May 31, 1984

An early C18 ornamental woodland with surviving walks, terraces, and garden compartments attributed to Charles Bridgeman and with garden buildings by James Gibbs, set within a park of medieval origin which was laid out as a formal landscape in the late C17 and early C18 and partially altered in an informal style in the early to mid C19.

22 Hale Park
New Forest
Ref No:1231
NGR: SU1818
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal and informal gardens and wooded pleasure grounds, probably laid out in the early C18 by Thomas Archer, the formal gardens of which were altered and given additional features in the C19, with an adjacent park containing an avenue probably of early C18 origin.

23 Heckfield Place
Hart
Ref No:4037
NGR: SU7361
Grade:II
Registered: Nov 24, 1997

Early C19 garden terraces and pleasure grounds forming the setting for a country house, the site being famed for its horticultural displays and gardening traditions in the 1870s and 1880s.
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24 Herriard Park
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1858
NGR: SU6646
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

Remains of late C17 formal gardens by George London, set in pleasure grounds and a landscape park of 1794–7 by Humphry Repton, altered by John Armstrong in 1799.

25 Highclere Park
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1002
NGR: SU4458
Grade:I
Registered: May 31, 1984

A late C18 landscaped park and pleasure grounds laid out by the first Earl of Carnarvon over a medieval deer park, the Earl’s design for which loosely follows a plan drawn by Lancelot Brown c 1770 but also incorporates some of the built and planted elements of a late C17 and early C18 rococo garden. The pleasure grounds were further planted with ornamental shrubberies and exotics in the C19.
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26 Houghton Lodge
Test Valley
Ref No:1065
NGR: SU3433
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Landscaped pleasure grounds and a park laid out c 1800.
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27 Hurstbourne Park
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1124
NGR: SU4448
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A late C18 landscape park and pleasure ground surrounding a late C19 house with formal terracing which incorporates a wooded deer park of C14 origin and surviving features from landscape designs of the early C18 by Thomas Archer.

28 Kingston Cemetery
Portsmouth
Ref No:3538
NGR: SU6500
Grade:II
Registered: Nov 20, 2003

A Burial Board cemetery with buildings designed by the architect George Rake and grounds laid out under the supervision of the Board surveyor Charles B Smith, which opened at the beginning of January 1856.

29 Lainston House
Winchester
Ref No:4431
NGR: SU4431
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal terraced and walled gardens of C17 and early C18 origin, the principal features being laid out axially to east and west of a small country house dating largely from a similar period set within an early C20 park. Gertrude Jekyll prepared plans for the gardens in 1923.
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30 Laverstoke Park
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1444
NGR: SU4949
Grade:II
Registered: May 14, 1990

An early C19 landscape park laid out around a Palladian mansion incorporating landscape views of the green downland above the River Test. A mid C19 scheme of improvement by Melville Portal involved the addition of picturesque lodges and the demolition of the earlier Tudor manor which lay in the park but the estate retains its informal landscape character.

31 Leigh Park (Staunton Country Park)
Havant
Ref No:1006
NGR: SU7109
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

A Regency landscaped garden, laid out in the 1820s and 1830s on the site of late C18 pleasure grounds and a walled garden, with a series of specialist gardens and follies by Sir George Staunton to accommodate his Chinese and botanical interests. The gardens are surrounded by a park of C18 origin, which was developed by Sir George in the early C19, and also incorporates late C19 alterations.
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32 Little Boarhunt
East Hampshire
Ref No:1860
NGR: SU8330
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

Harry Inigo Triggs (1876–1923), author, architect, and garden designer, purchased an C18 farmhouse with surrounding land and laid out gardens, as well as designing a new house for himself in 1910 as an extension of the existing farmhouse. The house and gardens have been little altered and remain (2000) in private ownership.

33 Magdalen Hill Cemetery
Winchester
Ref No:3537
NGR: SU5129
Grade:II
Registered: Feb 18, 2003

An early C20 Burial Board cemetery designed by Ernest White of Milner Son and White, with lodge by the City Surveyor, Walter Andersen.

34 Marsh Court
Test Valley
Ref No:1046
NGR: SU3533
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal gardens laid out by Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901–04, surrounding a house by Sir Edwin Lutyens of the same date.

35 Minley Manor
Hart
Ref No:2281
NGR: SU8330
Grade:II
Registered: Dec 7, 1992

A fine example of a country estate with buildings and a designed landscape forming an integral composition reflecting late C19 taste. Minley Manor and its pleasure grounds laid out by Robert T Veitch and his landscaper F W Meyer in the 1880s form the centrepiece to the estate. This followed an earlier phase of planting undertaken by James Veitch in the 1860s.

36 Mottisfont Abbey
Test Valley
Ref No:1861
NGR: SU3226
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A largely mid to late C20 garden, although with C18 origins and C19 additions, with formal features designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe and Norah Lindsay, which surrounds an C18 house formed from the buildings of a C13 priory.
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37 Moundsmere Manor
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1862
NGR: SU6243
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal gardens, pleasure grounds, and walled kitchen gardens laid out in 1908–09 around a new country house, all by Sir Reginald Blomfield, and further developed in the 1930s.

38 Old Alresford House
Winchester
Ref No:1453
NGR: SU5833
Grade:II*
Registered: June 18, 1990

A landscape park designed in 1764 by Richard Woods as the setting for a country house.

39 Pylewell Park
New Forest
Ref No:1066
NGR: SZ3595
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

A late C18 landscape park with woodland walks and vistas which was developed at various periods in the C19 and early C20 with a lake and informal, ornamental planting and with accompanying formal parterres around the house.

40 Rhinefield
New Forest
Ref No:1463
NGR: SU2603
Grade:II
Registered: Oct 1, 1990

Gardens laid out by the partnership of William Henry Romaine-Walker and Augustus William Tanner in the late C19 as the opulent setting for a country house also built to their designs. The arboretum containing significant North American specimens was set out by J E Nelson in the late 1850s.
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41 Rotherfield Park
East Hampshire
Ref No:1060
NGR: SU6932
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

An early C19 walled pleasure ground set within a park of medieval origin which was developed in the mid C18 with formal avenues and allées within woodland and which was enlarged and laid out in a picturesque manner in the early C19.

42 Royal Victoria Country Park
Eastleigh
Ref No:5063
NGR: SU4607
Grade:II
Registered: Jan 28, 2002

The grounds of what was, before it was demolished in 1966, the largest military hospital, opened in 1863 overlooking Southampton Water, incorporating a lunatic asylum set in its own grounds. The grounds were probably laid out by the Southampton landscape designer William Bridgwater Page.
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43 Sir Harold Hillier Gardens &Arboretum
Test Valley
Ref No:4024
NGR: SU3723
Grade:II
Registered: April 17, 1997

Gardens and an arboretum planted from the 1950s onwards by Sir Harold Hillier, plantsman of world-renown. Originally forming the grounds around his own home, the gardens were extended under the ownership of Hampshire County Council, in line with Hillier’s aims, to form one of England’s most comprehensive collections of hardy trees and shrubs.
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44 Southampton Cemetery
Southampton
Ref No:2396
NGR: SU4113
Grade:II
Registered: April 4, 1995

Southampton Old Cemetery, opened in 1846, was one of the first cemeteries to be established by a municipality rather than a private company. John Claudius Loudon was involved in the initial stages of its design and execution in the same year that his book, On the Laying Out, Planting, and Managing of Cemeteries, and On the Improvement of Churchyards, was published in 1843.

45 Southsea Common
Portsmouth
Ref No:3436
NGR: SZ6297
Grade:II
Registered: June 21 2002

A large common developed as pleasure grounds from the C19 and purchased from the War Department in 1922 by Portsmouth City Council for use as a public park.

46 Sparsholt Manor Garden
Winchester
Ref No 5340
NGR SU438313
Grade: II
Registered: January 20 2009
Formal gardens laid out by H Inigo Triggs in 1922-3

47 Stratfield Saye Park
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1863
NGR: SU6961
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A mid to late C18 garden, laid out from 1745 by George Pitt, Lord Rivers, comprising walled and formal compartments and informal, tree-planted pleasure grounds which are set within a landscape park of the same period; the estate was further developed and planted throughout the C19 and C20 by the dukes of Wellington, whose home it became from 1815.
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48 Stratton Park
Winchester
Ref No:1864
NGR: SU5440
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

An early C19 park and pleasure ground, laid out and planted by Sir Francis Baring, which followed a number of the proposals made by Humphry Repton in his Red Book for Stratton and which incorporates significant features such as the site of a court and remnants of avenues from a formal landscape designed by Lord William and Lady Rachel Russell in the late C17.

49 The Grange, Northington
Winchester
Ref No:1229
NGR: SU5636
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

A mid C18 landscape park, extended and embellished in the early C19 as the setting for a neoclassical house and its associated formal terrace gardens designed by C R Cockerell.
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50 The Manor House, Upton Grey
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1204
NGR: SU6948
Grade:II*
Registered: Aug 23, 1988

Early C20 gardens laid out by Gertrude Jekyll to complement a small country house designed by Ernest Newton in the Arts and Craft style. Gardens restored from 1984 onwards, following Jekyll’s planting schemes.
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51 The Royal Hospital, Haslar
Gosport
Ref No:3456
NGR: SZ6198
Grade:II
Registered: Oct 18 2001

The grounds of the first large naval hospital, opened in 1753 and completed in 1762, which was influential in Britain and Europe. The strongly axial design was further developed during the C19, including the addition of enclosed airing-court gardens overlooking the Solent to the south-east, and a separate isolation hospital set in its own grounds.

52 The Vyne
Basingstoke & Deane
Ref No:1867
NGR: SU6356
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984
Website

Formal walled gardens and informal gardens with a lake, largely dating from the C18 although with features surviving from both their C17 origin and their subsequent C19 and C20 development, set within parkland which was established in the C16 but planted to its present form in the C18 and C19.

53 The Wakes & Zig Zag Path
East Hampshire
Ref No:1868
NGR: SU7433
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Gardens, parkland, and ornamented woodland designed and laid out around his home between 1751 and the early 1760s by the naturalist and writer, the Rev Gilbert White.
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54 Townhill Park
Southampton
Ref No:1865
NGR: SU4515
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A series of interconnected formal terraces and a sunken garden, with associated informal woodland and an arboretum, laid out between 1910 and 1912 by Leonard Rome Guthrie on the site of an C18 house and park, the planting scheme for the sunken garden being designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

55 Tylney Hall
Hart
Ref No:1079
NGR: SU7055
Grade:II*
Registered: Jan 18, 1982

Late Victorian and Edwardian gardens, pleasure grounds, and a park associated with a country house. The gardens were laid out by Seldon Wornum in 1899–1901, with additions by Robert Weir Schultz in 1901–04, with planting advice by Gertrude Jekyll.
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56 Victoria Park
Portsmouth
Ref No:1866
NGR: SU6300
Grade:II
Registered: May 31, 1984

A public park laid out in 1878 by the County Borough of Portsmouth on the site of former town defences land.

57 Warbrook House
Hart
Ref No:1162
NGR: SU7761
Grade:II*
Registered: May 31, 1984

Formal pleasure grounds and a geometric designed landscape with long axial vistas, laid out c 1724 by the architect John James to his own design around his small country villa, according to the principles of d’Argenville.
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58 Warnford Park
Winchester
Ref No:2464
NGR: SU6222
Grade:II
Registered: April 13, 1995

A mid C18 landscape park and pleasure grounds designed as the setting for a country house, possibly with the involvement of Lancelot Brown.

Source:English Heritage

SiteLocal Authority DistrictRef No.N.G.R.GradeRegistered
    II* 
Amport ParkTest Valley1855SU2944IIMay 31, 1984
Avington ParkWinchester1509SU5332II*May 31, 1984
Awbridge DanesTest Valley2309SU3221IIDec 14, 1993
Avon TyrrellNew Forest5062SU1599IIJan 18, 2002
Basing HouseBasingstoke & Deane1035SU6652IIMay 31, 1984
Bramdean HouseWinchester1856SU6128IIMay 31, 1984
Bramshill ParkHart1062SU7559II*May 31, 1984
BreamoreNew Forest1273SU1519IIOct 24, 1988
BroadlandsTest Valley1063SU3520II*May 31, 1984
Brockenhurst ParkNew Forest1475 SU3001IIOct 1, 1990
Cadland HouseNew Forest1207SU4699II*Sept 1, 1988
Central ParksSouthampton2395SU4112IIFeb 9, 1995
Chawton HouseEast Hampshire1388SU7036IIMay 31, 1984
Compton EndWinchester1205SU4625II*April 1, 1988
Cranbury ParkWinchester1857SU4423II*May 31, 1984
Dogmersfield Park
& King John's Hunting Lodge
Hart1230SU7751IIMay 31, 1984
Elvetham HallHart1163SU7856IIMay 31, 1984
Embley ParkTest Valley1123SU3220IIMay 31, 1984
Exbury HouseNew Forest1064SU4200II*May 31, 1984
Hackwood ParkBasingstoke & Deane1276SU6449IMay 31, 1984
Hale ParkNew Forest1231SU1818II*May 31, 1984
Heckfield PlaceHart4037SU7361IINov 24, 1997
Herriard ParkBasingstoke & Deane1858SU6646IIMay 31, 1984
Highclere ParkBasingstoke & Deane1002SU4458IMay 31, 1984
Houghton LodgeTest Valley1065SU3433II*May 31, 1984
Hurstbourne ParkBasingstoke & Deane1124SU4448IIMay 31, 1984
Kingston CemeteryPortsmouth3538SU6500IINov 20, 2003
Lainston HouseWinchester1859SU4431II*May 31, 1984
Laverstoke ParkBasingstoke & Deane1444SU4949IIMay 14, 1990
Leigh Park (Staunton Country Park)Havant1006SU7109II*May 31, 1984
Little BoarhuntEast Hampshire1860SU8330IIMay 31, 1984
Magdalen Hill CemeteryWinchester3537SU5129IIFeb 18, 2003
Marsh CourtTest Valley1046SU3533II*May 31, 1984
Minley ManorHart2281SU8258IIDec 7, 1992
Mottisfont AbbeyTest Valley1861SU3226IIMay 31, 1984
Moundsmere ManorBasingstoke & Deane1862SU6243II*May 31, 1984
Old Alresford HouseWinchester1453SU5833IIJune 18, 1990
Pylewell ParkNew Forest1066SZ3595II*May 31, 1984
RhinefieldNew Forest1463SU2603IIOct 1, 1990
Rotherfield ParkEast Hampshire1060SU6932II*May 31, 1984
Royal Victoria Country ParkEastleigh5063SU4607IIJan 28, 2002
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens & ArboretumTest Valley4024SU3723IIApril 17, 1997
Southampton CemeterySouthampton2396SU4113IIApril 4, 1995
Southsea CommonPortsmouth3436SZ6297IIJune 21 2002
Sparsholt Manor GardenWinchester5340SU4331IIJan 20 2009
Stratfield Saye ParkBasingstoke & Deane1863SU6961IIMay 31, 1984
Stratton ParkWinchester1864SU5440IIMay 31, 1984
The Grange, NorthingtonWinchester1229SU5636II*May 31, 1984
The Manor House, Upton GreyBasingstoke & Deane1204SU6948II*Aug 23, 1988
The Royal Hospital, HaslarGosport3456SZ6198IIOct 18 2001
The VyneBasingstoke & Deane1867SU6356IIMay 31, 1984
The Wakes & Zig Zag PathEast Hampshire1868SU7433II*May 31, 1984
Townhill ParkSouthampton1865SU4515IIMay 3, 1984
Tylney HallHart1079SU7055II*Jan 18, 1982
Victoria ParkPortsmouth1866SU6300IIMay 31, 1984
Warbrook HouseHart1162SU7761II*May 31, 1984
Warnford ParkWinchester2464SU6222IIApril 13, 1995
Source:English Heritage