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Kingsway House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.086 / 51°5'9"N

Longitude: -1.86 / 1°51'35"W

OS Eastings: 409902

OS Northings: 131862

OS Grid: SU099318

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZM.Y9D

Mapcode Global: FRA 66Z7.Z2B

Entry Name: Kingsway House

Listing Date: 8 June 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319273

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Wilton

Built-Up Area: Wilton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: South Newton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Kingsway House
SU 03 SE 1/97


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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