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Description: Bearpackers Almshouses
Date Listed: 16 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 128040
OS Grid Reference: ST7600493554
OS Grid Coordinates: 376004, 193554
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6403, -2.3481
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ST 79 SE WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE ADEY'S LANE
Almshouses. Dated 1818. Squared and coursed dressed stone, ashlar dressings, welsh
slate roof. Two long narrow, separated blocks, forming L; five Cotswold gables to
each. All chimney stacks in brick. Each five-dwelling block with two-light window to
gable and small one-light alongside to upper floor, and three-light under continuous
string to ground floor all with iron casements; hollow chamfer mouldings. Plank doors
(with nail-head pattern to upper block) under four-centred arches beneath string,
dropped labels in form of blank shields, and decorated spandrels containing initials
'A' and 'B'.
Right hand block stepped to slope, each dwelling contained in coped gable. Outermost
gable of each block with commemorative tablet in form of Greek Stele; inscriptions
worn, but refer endowment 1837 five men and five women; restored and rededicated 1967.
Group faces triangular garden contained in brick wall with weathered stone coping, and
two plain iron gates set to large single stone square weathered piers.
Listing NGR: ST7600493554
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Source: English Heritage
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