Top 10 buildings: Hants, Berks and Isle of Wight
Discover a variety of houses and unusual buildings in Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight - from grand houses to unusual mills and a very special chapel with murals by Stanley Spencer.
From Gothic priory to 20th-century house of art, this beautiful building, set at the heart of a rural estate, has been many things over its long life. Today, a highlight is Mottisfont's art gallery and changing exhibitions.
Over 500 years of history in one family home, filled with an eclectic mix of furniture, portraits, textiles and sculpture. Dip into the Vyne's pocket-sized country estate and find secrets of changing fortune, wonder and legend.
An impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin and restored by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s. Inside Basildon Park, you’ll find 18th-century interiors plus a 1950s kitchen.
Hinton Ampner, with views of the South Downs, was remodelled by Ralph Dutton, the last Lord Sherborne, in 1960 after a fire. It contains his collection of Georgian and Regency furniture, Italian pictures and objets d'art.
Built to honour the 'forgotten dead' of the First World War, Sandham Memorial Chapel, a modest red-brick building, houses an unexpected treasure – an epic series of large-scale murals, by the acclaimed war artist Sir Stanley Spencer.
Winchester City Mill is a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill powered by the River Itchen. You can watch the fast-flowing water pass under the mill and enjoy hands-on activities for the family.
At the Needles Old Battery and New Battery, high above the Needles, discover a Victorian coastal defence used in both world wars, an underground tunnel and cartoons by comic book artist Geoff Campion, plus a secret rocket testing site used during the Cold War.
This little gem is the only one of its kind on the island. Bembridge Windmill still has most of its original machinery intact. You can climb to the top, then find out how it once worked as you come down into its four floors.
Tucked away in a tiny hamlet adjoining the National Nature Reserve, the 17th-century Newtown Old Town Hall has no town but an intriguing history.