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Description: Almshouses Including Front Wall
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107450
OS Grid Reference: SU0317011983
OS Grid Coordinates: 403170, 111983
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9073, -1.9563
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WIMBORNE ST GILES
SU 0311 WIMBORNE ST GILES' VILLAGE
13/115 Almshouses including front
wall (formerly listed as
18.3.55 the Almshouses)
Range of 10 almshouses with central common room, c. 1624. Flemish-bond
brickwork with tiled roof having end stone copings and brick kneelers.
Heavy, moulded brick cornice. Diagonally set, paired brick stacks with
moulded caps between almshouses. Single storey, 10 window range. Moulded,
square-headed, 2-light stone mullioned windows. Paired ashlar doorways
with depressed 4-centred heads and plank doors. Central former common
room has an ashlar loggia of 3 round arches. The common room range is
gabled above and bears a central cartouche of arms flanked by square-headed
casement windows. The central doorway from the loggia to the former common
room is highly ornate having a surround with arabesques to the uprights and
palmette above. The doorway has moulded stiles and rails and a round-headed
open panel above containing a fretwork panel with a carved grotesque mask.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol V, p 94, no. 2).
Listing NGR: SU0317011984
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Source: English Heritage
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