Building Excitement: 48 College Street

Building Excitement is our occasional series of features in which local architect Alan Cosh discovers more about the most fascinating buildings in Petersfield.

This time he discusses 48 College Street, Petersfield’s oldest house, with its owner Jennifer Pigden.

The House as it is today

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Building excitement: Alan Cosh visits the old Churcher’s College

Architect Alan Cosh meets the owner of the Georgian Churcher’s College building on College Street, Paul Fisher.

The building was completed in 1759 and Paul has spent a great deal of time on careful renovation.

Once home to Lord Hylton, as well as home to Richard Churcher’s school for sailors, the building was also used for tea dances during the war.

Hampshire County Council took it over in the 1980s but neglected to maintain it and it descended into a state of disrepair, says Paul.

Now, brighter times are ahead for one of the most striking buildings in Petersfield.