04 Aug 2018

Peter Hawker’s House For Sale

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Longparish House

For sale: Historic Longparish House, former home of England’s greatest shooting author, Peter Hawker 1786-1853, author of the “Instructions to Young Sportsmen” which appeared in ten continually revised and enlarged editions, 1814-1854, over the course of the author’s lifetime, and which described both the development of the technology of the gun and the evolution of upland gamebird shooting into a major activity of the British aristocracy.

Savile’s has the listing:

Grade II* Listed house 9 bedrooms

Tenure: Freehold

An Elegant Grade II* Listed Country House and Estate in a glorious setting on the world renowned River Test.

Longparish House comprises 4 principal reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, principal bedroom suite, 4 guest bedroom suites 4 further bedrooms, family bathroom.
lower ground floor including billiard room and wine cellars.

Annexe with self-contained 1 bedroom flat.

Outbuildings including garage, granary, stables, manege and stores.

Formal and informal gardens with extensive river frontage, swimming pool & tennis court.

Idyllic estate surroundings including about 26 acres of water meadows, 76 acres of farmland and 54 Acres of woodland.

The River Test
Over 2711 meters (2964 yards — a mile and a half) of double-bank fishing on The River Test and carriers and a lake.

3 further cottages including a pair of Grade II Listed thatched cottages.

Square Footage: 11,664 sq ft — Acreage: 177 Acres.

A mere “excess of £15,000,000”, whatever that means.


Country Life article


Captain Peter Hawker, 14th Light Dragoons. Hawker’s military career ended when he was badly wounded at the Battle of Talavera, 28 July 1809.


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