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Fresden Farmhouse, Highworth

Description: Fresden Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318376

OS Grid Reference: SU2278992125
OS Grid Coordinates: 422789, 192125
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6275, -1.6722

Location: Highworth, Swindon SN6 7PX

Locality: Highworth
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN6 7PX

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Listing Text

Fresden Farmhouse
SU 29 SW 6/242 26.1.55


Mid-late C17 restored 1930s. Two and a half storeys rubble with stone tile
roof. One large ridge chimney with 4 attached diagonal shafts. Two nipped
dormers. Five bays. Central gabled tower porch with a 3 light window on
first floor and a 4 centre arched moulded doorway below. The studded door
has diamond pattern strap hinges (see also Sevenhampton House qv) and a knocker
dated "16ACE50". Modern inner door.
Four ranges of 4 light mullion windows (all new) with drips and relieving
arches (except for later right hand bay). lead main water pipes to each side
dated 1933.
Rear: projecting gabled stair-turret and a central chimney break, to left
of which is a Tudor arch doorway (renovated); 2 projecting wings, the left
hand one modern.
Interior a number of features, eg Tudor arch fireplaces, retained and others,
eg hall fireplace, imported. Moulded plank and muntin partition at north
end of hall.

Listing NGR: SU2278992125

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Source: English Heritage

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