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Description: Whitaker's Charity Almshouses
Date Listed: 29 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 118611
OS Grid Reference: TQ4295697529
OS Grid Coordinates: 542956, 197529
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6584, 0.0653
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TQ 49 NW LOUGHTON AREWATER GREEN,
1/8 (access from Stony Path),
Nos. 1 to 6 Whitaker's
Terrace of almshouses, 1827. Stock brick, Flemish bond, with stone dressings
and slate roof. Half-H plan, consisting of 4 almshouses in a line with 2
entrance lobbies, 2 doors off each (nos. 2 and 3 sharing one entrance lobby,
nos. 4 and 5 sharing the other), nos. 1 and 6 forming crosswings at each end.
Aspect SE. Double chimney stack in middle (serving nos. 3 and 4), 4 other
single chimney stacks, all axial. External porches to nos. 1 and 6 at SE ends
of crosswings. Single storey. Half-glazed doors inside gabled porches at
each end, with stone arches of 4-centred curvature with drip moulds. 2 similar
arches over the 2 entrance. lobbies in main range. 4 windows, C19 wooden
casements with fixed light over, heavy tracery of 4-centred curvature in the
fixed lights, stone arches over as described above. In the middle, recessed
plaster panel with 3 diamonds in irregular cartouche with acanthus border and
mutilated inscription AW 1827. The Charity was established by the will of Anne
Whitaker of Loughton Hall, proved in 1825. (Reports of the Charity
Commissioners, Essex, 1819-1837, p.231).
Listing NGR: TQ4295697529
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Source: English Heritage
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