View of Harewell Hall, looking from the Italian garden on the south, showing the conservatory with pergolas either side (Photography: © Dylan Thomas)

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Harewell Hall

Wherwell, UK


Harewell Hall is a new house built in an historic picturesque, thatched village in Hampshire, north of Winchester. Its site lies in a crucial part of the village, next to the church surrounded by buildings many of which were built in the early sixteenth century. Being in parkland, within a conservation area and in the curtilage of a listed building made it even more particularly sensitive in planning terms.

The project was begun by facing the problem square on, by consulting the neighbours and asking them what they thought was necessary to gain their support for a new building in their midst? The answer came back, thatch!

With the support of the village John Simpson Architects designed the building, successfully guided it through the planning process and through construction.

The entrance elevation, showing the large oriel window and lantern that light the interior of the hall and the main entrance door that leads through to a screens passage inside (Photography: © Dylan Thomas)

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Harewell Hall

Wherwell, UK


Harewell Hall is a new house built in an historic picturesque, thatched village in Hampshire, north of Winchester. Its site lies in a crucial part of the village, next to the church surrounded by buildings many of which were built in the early sixteenth century. Being in parkland, within a conservation area and in the curtilage of a listed building made it even more particularly sensitive in planning terms.

The project was begun by facing the problem square on, by consulting the neighbours and asking them what they thought was necessary to gain their support for a new building in their midst? The answer came back, thatch!

With the support of the village John Simpson Architects designed the building, successfully guided it through the planning process and through construction.

View from inside the tented conservatory showing the entrance into the pool. The triple-sash windows are designed to slide up into one another so as to provide enough height for people to walk out into the garden either side (Photography: © Dylan Thomas)

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Harewell Hall

Wherwell, UK


Harewell Hall is a new house built in an historic picturesque, thatched village in Hampshire, north of Winchester. Its site lies in a crucial part of the village, next to the church surrounded by buildings many of which were built in the early sixteenth century. Being in parkland, within a conservation area and in the curtilage of a listed building made it even more particularly sensitive in planning terms.

The project was begun by facing the problem square on, by consulting the neighbours and asking them what they thought was necessary to gain their support for a new building in their midst? The answer came back, thatch!

With the support of the village John Simpson Architects designed the building, successfully guided it through the planning process and through construction.

The lantern lighting the hall inside (Photography: © Dylan Thomas)

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Harewell Hall

Wherwell, UK


Harewell Hall is a new house built in an historic picturesque, thatched village in Hampshire, north of Winchester. Its site lies in a crucial part of the village, next to the church surrounded by buildings many of which were built in the early sixteenth century. Being in parkland, within a conservation area and in the curtilage of a listed building made it even more particularly sensitive in planning terms.

The project was begun by facing the problem square on, by consulting the neighbours and asking them what they thought was necessary to gain their support for a new building in their midst? The answer came back, thatch!

With the support of the village John Simpson Architects designed the building, successfully guided it through the planning process and through construction.

View looking up into the lantern from the hall. An arrow is the connecter to the weathervane outside, so you can check on the direction of the wind before leaving the house (Photography: © Dylan Thomas)

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Harewell Hall

Wherwell, UK


Harewell Hall is a new house built in an historic picturesque, thatched village in Hampshire, north of Winchester. Its site lies in a crucial part of the village, next to the church surrounded by buildings many of which were built in the early sixteenth century. Being in parkland, within a conservation area and in the curtilage of a listed building made it even more particularly sensitive in planning terms.

The project was begun by facing the problem square on, by consulting the neighbours and asking them what they thought was necessary to gain their support for a new building in their midst? The answer came back, thatch!

With the support of the village John Simpson Architects designed the building, successfully guided it through the planning process and through construction.

Details showing some of the embellishment: the coat of arms above the entrance and the stained-glass embellishment in the oriel window. The coat of arms was modelled digitally and carved using a CNC machine. (Photography: © Dylan Thomas)

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Harewell Hall

Wherwell, UK


Harewell Hall is a new house built in an historic picturesque, thatched village in Hampshire, north of Winchester. Its site lies in a crucial part of the village, next to the church surrounded by buildings many of which were built in the early sixteenth century. Being in parkland, within a conservation area and in the curtilage of a listed building made it even more particularly sensitive in planning terms.

The project was begun by facing the problem square on, by consulting the neighbours and asking them what they thought was necessary to gain their support for a new building in their midst? The answer came back, thatch!

With the support of the village John Simpson Architects designed the building, successfully guided it through the planning process and through construction.