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Description: Swanton Street Farmhouse
Date Listed: 27 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 176122
OS Grid Reference: TQ8755059319
OS Grid Coordinates: 587550, 159319
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3021, 0.6891
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TQ 85 NE BREDGAR SWANTON STREET
7/6 Swanton Street
Farmhouse. Front of 1719 to earlier building. Brown brick
with red brick dressings and plain tiled roof. Three storeys
and basement on plinth with giant pilasters to left and right
projecting central bay and splayed at top shaped parapet gable
with hipped roof and stacks to left and right. Regular fenestration
of 3 semi-circular headed wood casements on top floor, 5 glazing bar
sash on first floor, the central with semi-circular fan light
over and keyed and rusticated surrounds, and 4 glazing bar sash
on ground floor. Apart from the central window, all windows with
aprons and gauged heads with keystones developed into large
brackets. Central door of 6 raised and fielded panels with
semi-circular fanlight with keyed and gauged surround at head
of flight of 3 steps. Basement openings to left and right,
1 storey red brick extension to right. Keystone to door inscribed:
Interior: full pine-panelled rooms, original early C18 staircase
turned balusters and curved hand rail. The 1719 work done for Edward
Holliday, a London goldsmith. (See B.O.E. Kent II, 1983, 158.
Also K. Downes, English Baroque Architecture, London 1966).
Listing NGR: TQ8769659476
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Source: English Heritage
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