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Description: Hele Almshouses
Date Listed: 29 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 100472
OS Grid Reference: SX5325049415
OS Grid Coordinates: 253250, 49415
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3264, -4.0630
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SX 54 NW WEMBURY
29/3/84 Hele Almshouses
Six almshouses and chapel at the centre. 1682. Slate rubble with stone windows and
doorways. Slate roof with gabled ends. One and a half storeys. Long seven bay
range. The chapel at the centre is gabled and has round-headed doorway with imposts
and keyblock and hood mould over with date 1881. Doorway flanked by small
single-light stone windows and three-light window above.
The chapel is flanked by three almshouses each having small gable with window with
two four-centred arch lights and hood mould. Ground floor single-light four-centred
arch windows with hood moulds and chamfered. Tudor-arched doorways. Slated
weathering over ground floor chapel and first cottage either side. The other
cottages have slate drips over their ground floor windows and doors. Large stone
rubble chimney stacks at gable ends and ridge. Casement windows with leaded panels.
Glazed doors. Chapel has plank door.
Interiors of cottages are said to have exposed ceiling beams. The chapel has
unceiled wagon roof. On east wall above the window some contemporary moulded
The Almshouses and chapel were the gift of Sir Warwick Hele of Wembury House, High
Sheriff of Devon.
Listing NGR: SX5325049415
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Source: English Heritage
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