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KINGSWAY HOUSE

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.

Name: KINGSWAY HOUSE

List entry Number: 1023731

Location

KINGSWAY HOUSE, QUEEN STREET

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wilton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Jun-1978

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 319273

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 5409 QUEEN STREET (East Side) Kingsway House SU 03 SE 1/97

II

2. Former workhouse. Early-mid C19. Cross in square plan which is quite well preserved. Main central block to west of 3 storeys with 3 storey cross-shaped wings behind and linking single storey buildings. Red brick, slate roofs. Main block has brick block eaves cornice and 3 ranges of glazing bar sash windows with brick flat arches, 1st and 2nd floor cill bands. Door moved from centre to left hand side. Cross point of wings octagonal. Set back from road on terrace which has brick retaining wall with wall buttresses, height varies with slope from 4-7 ft; in front of main block are cast-iron railings set into the wall. Typical of the cruciform type of workhouse designed by Sampson Kempthorne after the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. Possibly by George Gilbert Scott, Kempthorne's partner.

Listing NGR: SU0990231862

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National Grid Reference: SU 09902 31862

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