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Basing House, Old Basing

What was a private house in the 1930s is now a museum and offices for the County Council owned site, and the home of the Warden. The Friends of the Willis Museum will hold a Summer Barbecue nearby in June.

The late 19th century ‘Gothick’ building remains much as it was when the earlier photograph was taken with just a few changes of detail, but a relatively modern extension has been added to the left.

After the Civil Wars of the mid 17th century authority was given for villagers to make use of the remains of Basing House. As a consequence many of the houses in and around Old Basing were rebuilt using brick and stone from the ruins. The former farm buildings at Lychpit are just one example. The building in the photographs appears to have been built on one of the original walls because of the evidence of early brickwork either side of the porch.

What was a private house in the 1930s is now a museum and offices for the County Council owned site, and the home of the Warden. The Friends of the Willis Museum will hold a Summer Barbecue nearby in June.

The late 19th century ‘Gothick’ building remains much as it was when the earlier photograph was taken with just a few changes of detail, but a relatively modern extension has been added to the left.

After the Civil Wars of the mid 17th century authority was given for villagers to make use of the remains of Basing House. As a consequence many of the houses in and around Old Basing were rebuilt using brick and stone from the ruins. The former farm buildings at Lychpit are just one example. The building in the photographs appears to have been built on one of the original walls because of the evidence of early brickwork either side of the porch.