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Hannington Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hannington, Swindon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6371 / 51°38'13"N

Longitude: -1.744 / 1°44'38"W

OS Eastings: 417812

OS Northings: 193172

OS Grid: SU178931

Mapcode National: GBR 4TJ.9X3

Mapcode Global: VHB37.Q3CV

Entry Name: Hannington Hall

Listing Date: 26 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318342

Location: Hannington, Swindon, SN6

County: Swindon

Civil Parish: Hannington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham etc

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


1.
5410 HANNINGTON QUEEN'S ROAD
(north side)
HanningtorHall
SU 19 SE 5/212 26.1.55

II* GV

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The entry shall be amended to read:-

SU 19 SE HANNINGTON QUEEN'S ROAD
(north side)

5/212
Hannington Hall
26.1.55
GV II*

House. 1653 by Raufe and William Freke, sons of Sir Thomas Freke who
bought estate in 1605, possibly incorporating earlier parsonage.
Staircase with glass dome above, front (S) porch and bow window
French Drawing Room and Orangery added during remodelling of house for
Col. Henry Freke in 1836. Service wing to east side of house added
1863 (truncated 1963). Two and a half storeys, rubble with ashlar
quoins and dressings, and balustraded parapet stone tile roofs. East
front probably fairly original, though lacks entrance if it ever had
one. Five bays, centre a 2 storey angled bay; flanking gables with
weathered coping-gables and adjacent bays possibly added 1697 (see
rainwater heads). Long inscription below parapet of centre 5 bays and
2 panels of devices celebrating the brotherly love of William and
Raufe Freke. Large chimneys with diagonal shafts. outer 2 bays on
each side have mullion windows with drips and, in gables, relieving
arches (a later c17 local characteristic). Inner 3 bays have large
mullion and transom windows. Three windows. Two bay 1863 matching
extension to right, remains of a considerable service wing, removed
recently. South side, much altered circa 1836, has central porch break
with moulded Tudor archway and 3 light window over; flanking angled
bays with shields between floors. Orangery breaks forward to left: 3x6
bays, panelled pilasters and balustered parapet inscribed "Henricus
Freke c.B.1836". Adjacent to orangery at rear of house is the French
Drawing Room; interior in Louis XV style, competently done and with
6 medallion paintings by Captain Willes-Johnson R.N. (who inherited
1848). rest of interior: largely remodelled by Colonel Henry-Freke in
the 1830's eg 4 centred ornamental panelled hall-vault with pendants
and ornamental vaults in other rooms; top-lit staircase. Stair hall
contains a late C16/early C17 fireplace with carved overmantel from
Bristol, An Adam-style fireplace of plain design in south-east room
(from Wroughton House, qv) dining-room with heavy Jacobean
ornamentation designed by Sir Harold Brakespeare in 1924.

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1.
5410 HANNINGTON QUEEN'S ROAD
(north side)
Hannington Hall
SU 19 SE 5/212 26.1.55

II* GV

2.
Built 1653 by Sir Thomas Freke, possibly incorporating an earlier Parsonage,
largely altered and extended 1836 and 1863.
Two and a half storeys, rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings, and balustraded
parapet stone tile roofs. East front probably fairly original; though lacks
entrance if it had one. Five bays, centre a 2 storey angled bay; flanking
gables with weathered coping - gables and adjacent bays possibly added 1697
see rainwater heads). Long inscription below parapet of centre 5 bays and
2 panels of devices celebrating the brotherly love of William and Raufe Freke.
Large chimneys with diagonal shafts. Outer 2 bays on each side have mullion
windows with drips and, in gables, relieving arches (a later C17 local characteristic).
Inner 3 bays have large mullion and transom windows. Three windows. Two
bay 1863 matching extension to right, remains of a considerable service wing,
removed recently. South side, much altered circa 1836, has central porch
break with moulded Tudor archway and 3 light window over; flanking angled
bays with shields between floors. Orangery breaks forward to left: 3x6 bays,
panelled pilasters and balustered parapet inscribed "Henricus Freke C.B.1836".
Adjacent to orangery at rear of house is the French Drawing Room added 1850s
or 60s; interior in Louis XV style, competently done and with 6 medallion
paintings by Captain Willes-Johnson R.N. (who inherited 1848).
Rest of interior: largely remodelled by Colonel Henry Freke in the 1830s,
eg 4 centred ornamental panelled hall-vault with pendants and ornamental vaults
in other rooms; top-lit staircase. Stair hall contains a late C16/early
C17 fireplace with carved overmantel from Bristol. An Adam-style fireplace
of plain design in south-east room (from Wroughton House, qv) dining-room
with heavy Jacobean ornamentation designed by Sir Harold Brakespeare in 1920s.


Listing NGR: SU1781293172

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