Basing House (Basingstoke) Reviews
Description:Address: Redbridge Lane / Old Basing / Basingstoke / Hampshire / RG24 7HB / England / Historic Ruins. It was built in ... more
Newest Review: ... Tudor barn, the last surviving intact building from the Basing House complex, built in 1535 and measuring 120 feet long with an oak framed roof. On the outside brickwork can be seen the scars of the civil war when it took a beating from canon balls. The barn was used to store corn and barley and the many slit windows on the walls provided ventilation for the corn. Remains of the House - not ... more
Customer Basing House (Basingstoke) Reviews (1)
by - written on 24/07/09 (Very useful, 404 readings)
During a recent stay with relatives in Hampshire, my partner and I were looking for interesting places to visit. We fancied the living history museum 'Milestones' in Basingstoke and afterwards decided to combine it with a trip across town to the historical ruins of Basing House. For some reason lately our holidays nearly always include a visit to some sort of ruin, abbey or historical palace - must be our age! History ****** Sir William Paulet, the first Marquess of Winchester, built basing House in 1535 on the site of a former Norman castle. It was described as "the largest private house in the kingdom", and was so palatial that it ... Read the complete review
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