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Villetts House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Old Town, Swindon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5529 / 51°33'10"N

Longitude: -1.7743 / 1°46'27"W

OS Eastings: 415746

OS Northings: 183807

OS Grid: SU157838

Mapcode National: GBR YSB.7G

Mapcode Global: VHB3M.67CC

Entry Name: Villetts House

Listing Date: 2 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1355900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318722

Location: Swindon, SN1

County: Swindon

Electoral Ward/Division: Old Town

Built-Up Area: Swindon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Swindon Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

CRICKLADE STREET
SU 1583 NE SWINDON
(east side)
8/63 No. 42 (Villetts House)
2.10.51
II*

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
cellars.


Listing NGR: SU1574683807

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