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Description: Widdington Farmhouse with Garden Wall
Date Listed: 3 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 311115
OS Grid Reference: SU1235753629
OS Grid Coordinates: 412357, 153629
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2817, -1.8242
SU 15 SW
5/165 Widdington Farmhouse
with garden wall
Farmhouse, 1817, incorporating end gable of earlier building.
Brick with raised stone quoins. Tiled roof replacing slate,
replacing earlier thatch on lower internal roof. Two storeys and
attic. Three bays. Central door in gabled porch. Flanking canted
bay windows, these and the door have rubbed relieving brick arches.
Timber casement windows to upper floor. Two small dormers and
panelled stacks, to right with initials and datestone. Widdington
Farm was the birthplace of Henry Orator Hunt, born 1773, chartist
and radical leader at the time of the Peterloo massacre, ally of
Cobbett, and later Member of Parliament. He later moved to
Chisenbury Priory (q.v.) and Littlecott Farm. Interior has
inglenook fireplace on right gable wall. Also included the semi-
circular front garden wall, approximately 70cm high, with half-
round brick copings.
Listing NGR: SU1235753629
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Source: English Heritage
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