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23, High Street, Highworth

Description: 23, High Street

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318404

OS Grid Reference: SU2008792443
OS Grid Coordinates: 420087, 192443
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6304, -1.7112

Location: High Street, Highworth, Swindon SN6 7AG

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

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Listing Text

(south side)
No 23
SU 2092 SW 18/285 26.1.55


Front circa 1800. Formerly the Greyhound Inn. More recently the Post Office.
Roughcast front. Two storeys and attic, latter screened by high parapet.
Moulded cornice. Central rain-water pipe with fluted conical head. Two original
2 storey angled bay windows with glazing bar sash windows first floor and
bow windows (retaining shatter grooves) on ground floor. Doorway off-centre
right with open pedimented cornice and 6 panel door. Interior, ground floor
altered. Stone slate roof with 2 gabled dormers. Two long 2 storey wings
to rear.
The house is locally famous for its sub-postmistress Mrs Mabel Shranks who
filtered British Secret Agents on their way to Coleshill House during World
War II.

Listing NGR: SU2009092437

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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