Elvetham Hall, Hartley Wintney

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameElvetham Hall, Hartley Wintney
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHampshire and the Isle of Wight
Modern AuthorityHampshire
1974 AuthorityHampshire
Civil ParishHartley Wintney

Mentioned as a castle in 1305. (King)

C19 Grade 2-star Elvetham Hall is built on site of mediaeval manor, once the home of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset. Visited by Henry VIll and Elizabeth I. (Hampshire Treasures)

Gatehouse Comments

There are some remains of the park pale showing the park was rather more extensive than the current park. Probably the site of DMV. No licence to crenellate known for this house, but these were never a requirement and it is probable the medieval manor house had some defensive features both to defend against thieves and to show the status of the family.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU781563
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 196 (possible)
  • Beresford, M.W., 1963, Lost Villages of England p. 353
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1911, VCH Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Vol. 4 p. 74 online transcription


  • Wolfe, John, 1591, Elvetham (Pamphlet reprinted 1853)

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1913, Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I Vol. 4 p. 210 no. 311 view online copy