THE LISMOYNE HOTEL – HISTORY OF FLEET

Established 1932 - Closed n/a

by For Fleet's Sake
 

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This is a record of a business that currently exists in Fleet Hampshire.

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SUMMARY

Although The Lismoyne Hotel opened in 1932, the actual building was built in the 1880s as a private residence to Lord Lismoyne. It is situated in Church Road, opposite Lismoyne Close.

The building has had various extensions, beginning in the late 1940s and it now exists as a large hotel with conference facilities.

The entrance to the hotel is via a large rhododendron lined driveway and a main feature of the building were several mature trees, thought to have been planted at the same time the original house was built. Many of these were sadly lost the storm of 1978. The hotel has a  large Redwood Sequoia tree native to California outside which is approximately 300 years old.


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LOCATION(S)

They occupy the address below: (click for more information)

45 Church Road, Fleet, Hampshire. GU51 4NE

HISTORY

From “Buildings of Heritage and Townscape Value” Hart.gov.uk:

Built as substantial three-storey Victorian private house in 1880s, sold in 1927 and converted to hotel in 1932 and since extended. Possibly used as military hospital during WWI. Brick ground floor and rendered finish to upper two floors. Three gables with windows and wood detailing and rendered finish, west end gable similar but with detailing under eaves. Older windows are sash. Extended chimneys, flat tiled roof. Roofed porch with herringbone brick detail and wood inlay. Tiled entrance. Some stained-glass in porch. Panelled hall ceiling, hallway and adjacent room used as bar panelled up to dado. Substantial Victorian wood staircase with stained-glass windows on landing, large fireplaces in hallway and adjoining room. Extensive grounds with many mature specimen trees including impressive sequoia.

KEY DATES

c1880 – “Lismoyne” was built as a private residence.

1932 – The building was converted into a hotel and The Lismoyne Hotel was opened.

c1948 – The Lismoyne Hotel was extended.

1970 – A block of bedrooms was added behind the building, the catering area was enlarged and the function room was built .

c1997 – Alterations were carried out to the catering area.

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