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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1023357



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Swindon

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Highworth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 318404

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


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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National Grid Reference: SU 20087 92443


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