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23, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Highworth, Swindon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6305 / 51°37'49"N

Longitude: -1.7112 / 1°42'40"W

OS Eastings: 420087

OS Northings: 192443

OS Grid: SU200924

Mapcode National: GBR 4TL.L7D

Mapcode Global: VHC0Q.987Y

Entry Name: 23, High Street

Listing Date: 26 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318404

Location: Highworth, Swindon, SN6

County: Swindon

Civil Parish: Highworth

Built-Up Area: Highworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


1.
5410 HIGHWORTH HIGH STREET
(south side)
No 23
SU 2092 SW 18/285 26.1.55

II* GV

2.
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

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