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Latitude: 51.6299 / 51°37'47"N
Longitude: -1.7141 / 1°42'50"W
OS Eastings: 419888
OS Northings: 192384
OS Grid: SU198923
Mapcode National: GBR 4TK.RG5
Mapcode Global: VHC0Q.79PB
Entry Name: Covered and Vaulted Passages and 4 Underground Chambers West of Westrop House
Listing Date: 20 September 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1184694
English Heritage Legacy ID: 318367
Location: Highworth, Swindon, SN6
Civil Parish: Highworth
Built-Up Area: Highworth
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
5410 HIGHWORTH CRICKLADE ROAD
Covered and vaulted
passages and 4 underground
chambers west of
SU 1992 SE 18/256
Circa 1818. Wilt for William Crowdy Lord of the Manor. Stone passages starting
in yard to west of No 24 and in garden of Westrop House. Painted brick barrel
From the garden of Westrop House an ice house and garden chamber (formerly
plastered) are reached by curved rock lined passages approached by a double
entrance in a trellis work. Entrances with sponge stone.
From back yard of No 24 a vaulted passage leads in serpentine manner to junction
where one branch continues to former stable yard and another by further curved
approach down to a (possibly) secondary ice house. Third branch blocked.
Vents in vault.
A further chamber - presumably a coal and fuel shed - is entered from backyard
of No 24 close to tunnel entrance. Plain vaulted chamber with coal shute/vent.
Such secretive haunts were no doubt innocent places of amusement to Squire Crowdy
they have since been invested with a wealth of spiritual significance.
Listing NGR: SU1988892384
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