39. 20 Fleet Street Swindon 1897

39. 20 Fleet Street Swindon 1897

20 Fleet Street Swindon is in a sorry state. Even so it warrants a place in Swindon in 50 More Buildings? For this once fine building has had a varied history. One that I think should be recorded before it gets into a worse state and/or ends up ruined like its near neighbour at No 24 Fleet Street. Otherwise known as the Public Benefit Boot Company. The developers actions on the windows of that building are an utter travesty. That’s with ‘enforcement’ apparently …

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37. Granville House Old Town 1878

37. Granville House Old Town 1878

Granville House Old Town – Swindon.

Often referred to as The White House this Grade II listed property deserves a place in Swindon in 50 More Buildings for more than one reason. And not least of which is that it’s a striking building on a generous plot with an actual stable block and coach house to its rear! 

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33. Swindon Railway Station 1842

33. Swindon Railway Station 1842

Even though I’m a regular user of Swindon railway station as I embark on my frequent Surrey schlep to the grandchildren I tend to forget half of Brunel’s original station remains. My memory on this point isn’t helped by the modern station frontage with Signal Point behind it. Surely the only redeeming feature of that building is the large, red Network Rail logo it bears.

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32. The Garrard Factory

32. The Garrard Factory

As I pointed out in my piece about what’s left of Old Town’s Corn Exchange, I don’t intend to go overboard with long-gone buildings in this Swindon in 50 More Buildings series. Indeed, I hadn’t thought about covering the Garrard factory at all. But one of Royston Cartwright’s fab Facebook posts about the business prompted me to think I should include it. After all, Garrard was a hugely important industry for Swindon. 

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31. Swindon Central Library 2008

31. Swindon Central Library 2008

Sitting on Regent Circus, on the the opposite side to Rudi’s, and on the site of the forty-year-old ‘temporary’ library, lies Swindon central library. Designed council architects Nic Newland and Tony Currivan its 71, 405 bricks and 18, 415 roof tiles cost the princely sum of £10, 214, 930.00. Princess Anne performed the official opening of the library on 22nd May 2009.

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Swindon – A Born Again Swindonian’s Guide

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