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Description: The Salters' Company, Almshouses
Date Listed: 7 January 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 158139
OS Grid Reference: TQ1045897739
OS Grid Coordinates: 510458, 197739
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6676, -0.4042
5259 CHURCH ROAD
The Salters' Co,
TQ 19 NW 4/17
1863 By T C Sorby. Formal group of red brick and Bath stone Gothic almshouses
around 3 sides of a courtyard. Highly picturesque, one and two storeys with plain
tile roofs and prominent chimneys. Long main range symmetrical except for centre
block. Small cottage range each side. Prominent centre with crow-stepped gable and
asymmetrical tower, battlemented with ornamental Gothic bell-opening over a clock
over an armorial panel. Big oriel window central to gable with buttress below and
damaged canopied niche above. Flanking centre, each side, in sequence, arcaded one
storey passage, 2 storey 2 gabled cottage with mullion and transom windows, 2 bay
arcaded passage, 2 one storey cottages, projecting, gabled with canted sided bay
windows, a further 2 bay arcaded passage and finally a 2 storey, 2 gabled cottage.
Side ranges asymmetrical cottages, each gabled and 2 storey at North end and with
2 bay arcade and one storey gabled South end, the treatment similar to main range.
Arcade arches depressed and with stone Gothic column between each pair. Some diaper
work in blue brick. Built to house 12 females and 8 males.
Listing NGR: TQ1045897739
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Source: English Heritage
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