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Glebe Farm and the Harris Factory

Glebe Farm is a grade II listedbuilding in the village of Stanton St. Quintin, which lies halfway between Chippenham and Malmesbury. The House is believed to be the oldest building in the village, possibly as early as 1582. Although work was done on the house in the 18 th and 19 th Centuries, enough of the original structure survives to make it an excellent example of early English vernacular architecture. Last year the owner of the house, Martin Robins, wrote to Calne Heritage Centre because he thought we would be interested to know that the wall around his front garden was built from stone reclaimed from the demolition of the C&T Harris factory in Calne. We have kept in touch since then and Martin sends us photos and snippets of information now and then.   Here is the story of Martin’s wall in his own words. “Originally in front of the house there was a natural stone wall constructed from ashlar [sawn block] stone about 2ft high. Sitting on the wall were railings but war-t