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Adam Knibb Architects were approached to put together a contemporary extension for a Grade II Listed barn in Alresford, Hampshire. Hurdle House has a long history within the village, having been part of the original sheep fairs back in 1792. The clients had sought an architect who could provide a contemporary addition to the house but still maintain respect for the original barn. This purpose built Hurdle House is a unique survival of the Sheep industry as far as the county of Hampshire is concerned - a gem of Industrial Archaeology. The 1835 Hurdle House continued in use until 1864 when a new Hurdle House and Fair Field became necessary owing to the construction of the railway from Alton to Winchester. Hurdle House’ is a large detached barn set just outside Alresford town centre. The house, occupying the South West corner of the site, faces on a North/ South axis with a front garden / driveway and an extensive rear garden with expansive views to the North. The house receives sunlight throughout the day and is overlooked only by the surrounding trees and fields. View more View full description
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