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Description: Willie Almshouses and Chapel
Date Listed: 8 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 118973
OS Grid Reference: TL8567911418
OS Grid Coordinates: 585679, 211418
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7706, 0.6897
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TL 81 SE GREAT TOTHAM SCHOOL ROAD
4/138 Willie Almshouses and
Two rows of almshouses with a small chapel at north east angle. Dated 1855.
For William and Louisa Gooday. Red brick with some black brick diapering. Grey
slate roofs, the chapel roof with plain and fish scale striations. L-plan.
Single storey with later rear lean-to extensions. 4 Almshouses and the Chapel
back onto School Road with a similar pair forward right of chapel. All face
a garden courtyard with central lawn. 2 red brick chimney stacks with attached
diagonal shafts to left range, one similar stack to right range. Dentilled
eaves cornices. Angle buttresses and one buttress to Chapel. Eight 2 light
small paned casements with moulded centre mullions and 4 vertically boarded
doors with segmental arches to left range, 4. similar windows and 2 doors to
right range. Stone plaque to left gable inscribed: "The Willie Almshouses.
These almshouses were built by William Gooday and Louisa his wife 1855". The
courtyard face of corner chapel has a vertically boarded door with segmental
pointed arch to surround and attached diagonal shaft chimney stack to right.
Dentilled eaves cornice. 3 stone graduated leaded lancet windows to east gable
wall, angle buttress to road. Two 3 leaded light windows under square heads
with stone mullions and dressings. Right vertically boarded door with ornate
iron hinges, chamfered brick surround with segmental pointed head. To right
gable apex is a stone dressed red brick open bell cote with pointed arched head,
bell on cross bar. Below the bell cote is a clock under a segmental pointed
arch. An attractive and unusual group in this area.
Listing NGR: TL8567911418
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Source: English Heritage
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