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Built for John Corbett in 1873-5, in Louis XIII style, it was designed by architect Auguste Tronquois of Paris, with the contribution of the London based executive architect Richard Phéne Speirs.
The building once a family home for John Corbett and his wife Anna Eliza O’Meara is now a hotel set in parklands.
It is built of Fareham brick with Bath stone dressings, and is distinctive with its very steep pavilion roofs and slightly tapering turrets.
Plans for the Chateau Impney
This is one of seventeen Impney plans made for John Corbett.
The “used” plans were annotated with “Mr Wood’s copy” who was the Clerk of the Works.
The plans were so exceptional that they were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1877.
The plans are reproduced with permission of the Chateau Impney Hotel.