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Description: Forbes Almhouses
Date Listed: 12 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 142857
OS Grid Reference: SU6800822189
OS Grid Coordinates: 468008, 122189
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9951, -1.0323
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6722/6822 EAST MEON CHURCH STREET, West side
12/16 Forbes Almhouses, Nos 1 to 5
Almshouses. 1852. Walls of knapped flints with Bath stone dressings; plinth,
quoins, 1st floor band, moulded mullion and transom windows within plain frames,
with moulded cornice in the gables, and pediments (on brackets and with ball finials)
to the half-dormers and upper parts of chimney stacks. Tile roof. Terrace of
four, with a unit projecting forward at the north end; front (east) elevation,
with gables at each side, of one and a half storeys, 1.2.1 windows. Casements.
There are stone classical doorcases (two coupled,1.2 and 3.4) with pediment and
simple pilaster Order, plain openings, and C20 panelled doors. The north
elevation (with doorway 1.2) has two windows with wider spacing at the west side.
The south elevation has one window and a single doorway (No 5) at the east side.
The rear elevation (Nos 18.104.22.168) is symmetrical but plainer, with gables at each
side, 1.2.1 windows. There is a continuous service block along the west side of
the rear yard. The coupled doorways have a shield within the pediment and an
inscription above Nos 3.4.
Listing NGR: SU6799722155
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Source: English Heritage
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