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Villetts House, Swindon

Description: Villetts House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 318722

OS Grid Reference: SU1574683807
OS Grid Coordinates: 415746, 183807
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5529, -1.7743

Location: Cricklade Street, Swindon SN1 4AB

Locality: Swindon
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN1 4AB

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Listing Text

(east side)
8/63 No. 42 (Villetts House)

House, now offices, 1729. Stone, facade of Flemish brickwork with
ashlar limestone dressings. Tiled roof. 3 storeys and cellars. 5
bays with brick apsidal ends of c1800. Rear wings with former
entrance to left wing. Central hallway with flanking reception
rooms and stair to rear. Elevation of 2 storeys framed with giant
composite pilasters. Entrance up 4 steps; Corinthian doorcase with
segmental stepped pediment and dropped keystone. 5-panelled and
fielded door, the upper light with intersecting pointed glazing
bars. Above entrance on first floor, elaborate Venetian window
with 8-paned centre sash. Side lights brought forward with
composite pilasters and elaborate entablature. Windows to both
floors with intermittently moulded architraves and stepped
keystones with a variety of masks. Brick aprons. Modillion
cornice and pediment over 3 centre bays breaking through blind
balustrade with baluster panels. Apsidal ends have 12-pane sashes,
originals curved on upper floor. Side entrance with bracketed
canopy and margin glazed door, now blocked.
Interior: Fielded dado panelling to hallway. Radial fanlight to
rear stair hall. 3-storey stair with 3 turned balusters to each
tread and carved tread-end brackets. Extensive brick vaulted

Listing NGR: SU1574683807

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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