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Latitude: 53.1008 / 53°6'2"N
Longitude: -2.0244 / 2°1'27"W
OS Eastings: 398465
OS Northings: 355956
OS Grid: SJ984559
Mapcode National: GBR 24P.R03
Mapcode Global: WHBCH.WB66
Entry Name: Condlyffe Almshouses
Listing Date: 14 October 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268620
English Heritage Legacy ID: 461625
Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13
District: Staffordshire Moorlands
Civil Parish: Leek
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ95NE CONDLYFFE ROAD
611-1/1/50 (North West side)
Almshouses. Dated 1882. Red brick with stone dressings and
half-timbering in upper storeys, red plain-tiled roofs.
Domestic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 2 identical blocks. Each block symmetrically planned
with paired 2-storeyed central gables flanked by single-storey
entrance blocks linked to low gabled outer wings. Central
blocks have wide 3-light stone mullioned and transomed windows
to ground floor, with stepped mullioned windows in attic
storey above. Leaded glazing. Stone ribs and bands form
hoodmould to lower windows. Half-timbering in upper storey.
Overhanging eaves with finials and cresting to gable roofs.
Stepped mullioned and transomed windows with leaded glazing in
outer gables, with half-timbering in the apex above, and tiny
leaded loft-lights. Triple doorways (renewed) in low blocks
linking these gables. Axial stacks between central gables and
to rear of outer gables, with moulded brick caps.
Inscription on bargeboards of gables, partially mutilated, but
recording 'the days of my labour o lord though hast blest.
Blest be the hand .. the love .. and on the days of my rest';
'the lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from
this time forth for evermore'.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The design of the almshouses was attributed to Norman Shaw by
MH Miller, a local historian writing in 1891.
(Miller MH: Olde Leek: Historical Biographical, Anecdotal and
Archaeological: Leek: 1891-).
Listing NGR: SJ9846555956
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