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Ryves Almshouses, Blandford Forum

Description: Ryves Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 102263

OS Grid Reference: ST8853006518
OS Grid Coordinates: 388530, 106518
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8581, -2.1643

Location: B3082, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7PR

Locality: Blandford Forum
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 7PR

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Ryves Almshouses
ST 8806 1/103 27.10.50.


Founded by George Ryves in 1682 for l0 poor persons. Long 1-storey red brick
range with projecting wings at each end forming 3-sided court. Plain-tile roof
with stone slates at eaves. 6 good brick chimneys with sunk panels and moulded
caps. Gable-ends to road have moulded brick kneelers. Coved cornice, In centre
is small gable with cove continued up verges. In the gable is a tablet commenorating
the foundation and a cartouche with arms of founder above. Windows are 2-lights
stone casements. Round-headed brick doorways.

Listing NGR: ST8853006518

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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