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Description: Felsted Almshouses
Date Listed: 6 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 122504
OS Grid Reference: TL6807220437
OS Grid Coordinates: 568072, 220437
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8572, 0.4392
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TL 6620 & 6720 FELSTED BRAINTREE ROAD
Nos 1 to 7 (consec)
9/52 Felsted Almshouses
Almshouses. Founded by Richard Lord Rich. Rebuilt 1878 by Chancellor. An
attractive group, half H plan, single storey, red plain tile roof, red brick
built with much moulded brickwork to all gable ends. Left and right sides
symmetrical with a gabled crosswing to each facing the central courtyard.
Central Chapel in the rear wing now converted to dwelling with a round headed, 6
panel door in a moulded brick doorway, with brick pilasters supporting a
pediment with moulded brick soffits and a stone, heavily carved coat of arms
infill. Above this at ridge level is a square bell cote, with bell and a
moulded dome, lead covered, with 4 supports and rails, circular finial and vane.
Symmetrical window openings, stone dressed, with various 4 and 2 lights. The
original doors of nail studded board, and with C20, 3 light doors. The left and
right wings with 4 red brick chimney stacks and rear wing with 6 matching
stacks. The gable ends with moulded bricks to soffit and eaves band, and
unfilled with circular mouldings. There are fleuron panels below eaves level.
Listing NGR: TL6807220437
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Source: English Heritage
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