Swan Farm

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Swan Farm, St Saviour


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Property name

Swan Farm


Langley Avenue, St Saviour

Type of property

17th century farmhouse


No recent transactions

Families associated with the property


Strangely for a property of this age, no datestones have been identified.

Historic Environment Record entry

Listed building

17th century farmhouse retaining some original features, character and integrity as a farm group with associated outbuildings. Historical association as birthplace of Jean Poingdestre, historian and secretary to King Charles II.

Shown on the Richmond Map of 1795.

Five-bay, three-storey main farmhouse incorporating dower wing to the east. [1] L-shaped outbuildings behind the house, pigsties and modern garages beyond that. These buildings have been altered as part of a conversion into residential units. Pigsties have been preserved and restored.

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An article in Vol One gives a brief biography of Jean Poingdestre and mentions a few minor architectural details of the property.

Notes and references

  1. As the photographs show clearly, this is a two-storey property. The main house has a strange arrangement of windows with two either side of the main entrance to create five bays and four, unevenly spaced, on the first floor. The two-storey integrated dower wing is two-bay but the windows and door are offset in the direction of the main house, giving a strangely unbalanced effect to the facade
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