Elvetham Hall, by S. S. Teulon, 1859-62

Elvetham Hall

Samuel Sanders Teulon


Hartley Wintney, Hampshire

Source: Plate 23, Appendix to Eastlake's A History of the Gothic Revival.

This is a good example of Teulon's style, with his typical "rich multiplicity of towers and gables, and a studiously observed symmetry" (Richards and Saunders) — as well as his copious brick patterning. For a better idea of the size of the building, see the Hall's own website, here (it is now a conference centre, coporate events facility, wedding venue etc). Ian Nairn and Nikolaus Pevsner describe Teulon as having a "steamroller sensitivity"" (470), but this illustration captures a certain gaiety about Elvetham Hall, at least from this angle and in this cropped view.