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Latitude: 51.6371 / 51°38'13"N
Longitude: -1.744 / 1°44'38"W
OS Eastings: 417812
OS Northings: 193172
OS Grid: SU178931
Mapcode National: GBR 4TJ.9X3
Mapcode Global: VHB37.Q3CV
Plus Code: 9C3WJ7P4+R9
Entry Name: Hannington Hall
Listing Date: 26 January 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1023333
English Heritage Legacy ID: 318342
Location: Hannington, Swindon, SN6
Civil Parish: Hannington
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham etc
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
Tagged with: English country house
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SU 19 SE
QUEEN'S ROAD (north side)
House. 1653 by Raufe and William Freke, sons of Sir Thomas Freke who bought estate in 1605, possibly incorporating earlier parsonage. Staircase with glass dome above, front (south) porch and bow window French Drawing Room and Orangery added during remodelling of house for Col. Henry Freke in 1836. Service wing to east side of house added 1863 (truncated 1963).
Two and a half storeys, rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings, and balustraded parapet stone tile roofs. East front probably fairly original, though lacks entrance if it ever had one. Five bays, centre a two storey angled bay; flanking gables with weathered coping-gables and adjacent bays possibly added 1697 (see rainwater heads). Long inscription below parapet of centre five bays and two panels of devices celebrating the brotherly love of William and Raufe Freke. Large chimneys with diagonal shafts. outer two bays on each side have mullion windows with drips and, in gables, relieving arches (a later c17 local characteristic). Inner three bays have large mullion and transom windows. Three windows. Two bay 1863 matching extension to right, remains of a considerable service wing, removed recently. South side, much altered circa 1836, has central porch break with moulded Tudor archway and three light window over; flanking angled bays with shields between floors.
Orangery breaks forward to left: threexsix bays, panelled pilasters and balustered parapet inscribed "Henricus Freke c.B.1836". Adjacent to orangery at rear of house is the French Drawing Room; interior in Louis XV style, competently done and with six medallion paintings by Captain Willes-Johnson R.N. (who inherited 1848).
Rest of interior: largely remodelled by Colonel Henry-Freke in the 1830's eg four centred ornamental panelled hall-vault with pendants and ornamental vaults in other rooms; top-lit staircase. Stair hall contains a late C16/early C17 fireplace with carved overmantel from Bristol, An Adam-style fireplace of plain design in south-east room (from Wroughton House, qv) dining-room with heavy Jacobean ornamentation designed by Sir Harold Brakespeare in 1924.
Listing NGR: SU1781293172
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