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2a and 3, High Street, Highworth

Description: 2a and 3, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318387

OS Grid Reference: SU2024792446
OS Grid Coordinates: 420247, 192446
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6305, -1.7089

Location: 6 High Street, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7AG

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

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Listing Text

(south side)
Nos 2A and 3
(formerly listed
as No 3)
SU 2092 SW 18/268 26.1.55


Dated 1652. Despite older and altered appearance this date is probably correct.
Rubble with large quoins. Slate roof with weathered coping to left. Stone
chimneys, one diagonal, with moulded caps and weathering. Two and a half
storeys with parapet. Moulded plinth, and strings over ground and first floors.
Three inconspicuous modern dormers. One+three bays, the 3 right hand bays
symmetrical with outer angled bays of 6 light mullion and transom windows.
Crenellated parapet to bays probably a later alteration. Central transomed
first floor window over modern ledged door. Left hand bay altered with Tudor
arched and moulded doorway with high stop chamfers - now with modern brick
filler - and 4-light window first floor under lintel, thought possibly to
replace an oriel. Small inserted window between left hand angled bay and
left hand doorway. Two date panels in parapet. Central one moulded, the
right hand one inscribed H.B.
This house has recently been restored - left hand bay rebuilt, right hand
bay transoms replaced.
To rear: a 4 centred entrance in line from similar door to street. Three
storey 'L' plan extension with mullion windows and relieving arches over drip
Interior: a number of mid C17 Tudor arch fireplaces. Stairs removed from
position to north of central fireplace, also indications of a former stair
turret in angle with extensions. Very wide through passage.

Listing NGR: SU2023492442

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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