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Streche's Almhouses, Wareham Town

Description: Streche's Almhouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 107958

OS Grid Reference: SY9237187380
OS Grid Coordinates: 392371, 87380
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6860, -2.1093

Location: East Street, Worth Matravers, Dorset BH20 4NN

Locality: Wareham Town
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 4NN

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Listing Text

(South Side)

Nos 2, 4 & 4A
Streche's Almshouses)
formerly listed as
Streche's Almshouses)
SY 9287 1/56 7.5.52.


1741. Colourwashed brick. Pitched Purbeck slate roof. Brick gable coping. Red
brick stacks. 2 storeys. Blocked giant angle pilasters, and 2 pilasters taking
central pediment, in whose tympanum an oblong panel surrounds a tablet inscribed
"This ALMSHOUSE Founded time immemorial for the maintenance of six antient Men and
five Women was Endowed AD 1418 by JOHN STRECH Esqr and Rebuilt by HENRY DRAX and
JOHN PITT Esqrs. AD 1741." Square wooden bellcote over pediment, with round arches
with moulded voussoirs and keystones, flanked by pilasters taking full entablature,
and ogival lead roof. 2 storeys. 6 modern casements on 1st floor, plus 3 blocked
windows. 8 late C19 casements on ground floor. Planked door up 2 steps, in blocked
semi-circular arch, framed by blocked pilasters taking entablature with keystone.
Sun Insurance Company Badge.

Nos 2 to 20 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY9237087380

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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