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Almshouses and Chapel at Ngr 485383, Belmont Rural

Description: Almshouses and Chapel at Ngr 485383

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 155343

OS Grid Reference: SO4850038300
OS Grid Coordinates: 348500, 238300
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0407, -2.7522

Location: Wenlock Close, Clehonger, County of Herefordshire HR2 7UN

Locality: Belmont Rural
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR2 7UN

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Listing Text

SO 43 NE
SO 485383
Almshouses and chapel
at NGR 485383
- II

Almshouses and chapel. 1852. By R C Carpenter for F C Wegg-Prosser.
Coursed squared sandstone with limestone dressings. Tiled roofs with sand-
stone and limestone stacks. Rectangular plan aligned north-north-east/south-
south-west with chapel at south end. Cellar and one storey. East elevation
has 6:2 windows. The six windows of almshouses to left are in the form of
lancets with tympana, the outer windows of two lights, the rest of one light.
Three doorways each with chamfered surrounds, 2-centred head and label with
head stops. One doorway is to the extreme right, the other two are to left
and right of centre. Catslide open lean-to is supported on five posts with
angle struts. Three off-ridge stacks. Chapel to right has a 2-light window
to the left and a 3-light window to the right. Both are under flat 2-centred
arches and each of the five lights has a trefoiled head. The right-hand window
is flanked by a pair of weathered buttresses and there is another buttress to
the left corner. Roof has deep verges and central hexagonal lantern. Entry
is via doorway with 2-centred head and label with head stops in north gable.
South porch has central weathered buttress. Rear elevation has external side
stack in centre of chapel. Two catslides project from the main mass of the
almshouses. The one to left has five rectangular lights divided by oak
mullions; that to the left has a central doorway with angle struts. Interior
of almshouses has one stone fireplace with a cast iron grate decorated with
trefoils and pendants above which, forming a hood, is a cinquefoiled head.
Oak two-flight dog-leg staircase to cellar is lit by the five rectangular
lights in the rear elevation. Chapel has large stone fireplace with flat 2-
centred arch and hood supported on nodding brackets. The coarsely finished
north gable was erected in haste and there is an unfinished doorway at the
extreme north end of the west elevation suggesting that a longer range of alms-
houses was projected but aborted. The roof of the almshouses was fire-damaged
at the time of re-survey (January 1986). (BoE, p 72).

Listing NGR: SO4850038300

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Source: English Heritage

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