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Description: Covered and Vaulted Passages and 4 Underground Chambers West of Westrop House
Date Listed: 20 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 318367
OS Grid Reference: SU1988892384
OS Grid Coordinates: 419888, 192384
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6299, -1.7141
5410 HIGHWORTH CRICKLADE ROAD
Covered and vaulted
passages and 4 underground
chambers west of
SU 1992 SE 18/256
Circa 1818. Wilt for William Crowdy Lord of the Manor. Stone passages starting
in yard to west of No 24 and in garden of Westrop House. Painted brick barrel
From the garden of Westrop House an ice house and garden chamber (formerly
plastered) are reached by curved rock lined passages approached by a double
entrance in a trellis work. Entrances with sponge stone.
From back yard of No 24 a vaulted passage leads in serpentine manner to junction
where one branch continues to former stable yard and another by further curved
approach down to a (possibly) secondary ice house. Third branch blocked.
Vents in vault.
A further chamber - presumably a coal and fuel shed - is entered from backyard
of No 24 close to tunnel entrance. Plain vaulted chamber with coal shute/vent.
Such secretive haunts were no doubt innocent places of amusement to Squire Crowdy
they have since been invested with a wealth of spiritual significance.
Listing NGR: SU1988892384
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Source: English Heritage
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