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Description: Cookes Almshouses
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 156705
OS Grid Reference: SO7873275098
OS Grid Coordinates: 378732, 275098
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3735, -2.3138
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SO 7875 SE BEWDLEY CP HIGH STREET (south side)
13/63 Cooke's Almshouses
Nos 1 - 8 (consec)
Eight almshouses. Founded 1693, restored 1860, with some mid-C20 alterations.
Rendered sandstone and brick with tile roof, stacks in two clusters of four
square shafts to rear. Two storeys, moulded cornice, string to ground floor,
C19 brick plinth; four windows: 3-light casements; centrally placed stone
tablet bearing long inscription concerning the founder, Thomas Cooke, has
a segmental pediment and eared architrave with consoles. To rear a lean-to
along whole wall which contains the entrance. (BoE, p 86; VCH 4, p 299 - 300,
Listing NGR: SO7861875253
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Source: English Heritage
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