Greyhound Inn / 23 High Street

21 Aug 1999
Greyhound Inn, High Street, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7AG
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23 High Street, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7AG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5410 HIGHWORTH HIGH STREET (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 is part of the Series: IOE\Gigg_Melvyn IOE Records for Gigg, Melvyn; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Melvyn Gigg. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Gigg, Melvyn

Rights Holder: Gigg, Melvyn


Roughcast, Stone, Georgian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Post Office, Commercial, Communications, Postal System Structure, Inn, Residential Building