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Bedford and Essex Almshouses, Watford

Description: Bedford and Essex Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 158141

OS Grid Reference: TQ1101796240
OS Grid Coordinates: 511017, 196240
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6540, -0.3966

Locality: Watford
Local Authority: Watford Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD1 8EG

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Listing Text


Bedford and Essex
(No 1 to 8 consec)
Formerly listed as
The Lord Essex Almshouses
TQ 1196 SW 10/49 26.8.52


1580 row of 8 almshouse cottages. Rendered, one storey and attic. Plain tile roofs with 4 massive paired brick chimney stacks. Regular front of 3 big gables and 2 smaller end gables. Overhanging eaves. Wood mullioned windows, 4-light in large gables, 2-light in end gables and ground floor. Simply moulded door openings, paired in central 3 sections. Queen strut roof trusses with straight bracing. Built by Francis, 2nd Earl of Bedford to house 8 poor women from Watford, Cheries and Langley.
RCHM 139.13

Listing NGR: TQ1101796240

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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