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Entrance Court Wall and Gateways to Skynner's Almshouses Skynner's Almshouses, Hitchin

Description: Entrance Court Wall and Gateways to Skynner's Almshouses Skynner's Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 April 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 161424

OS Grid Reference: TL1856429504
OS Grid Coordinates: 518564, 229504
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9514, -0.2762

Location: Bancroft, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1NQ

Locality: Hitchin
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG5 1NQ

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Listing Text

13.4.51 (EAST SIDE)
TL 1829 NE 5/3A
Nos 68 to 83 (consec)
(Skynner's Almshouses).
Entrance Court Wall
and gateways to
No 68 to 88 (consec)
(Skynner's Almshouses).


Two long ranges of C17 brick almshouses. The brickwork is very largely
of stretcher courses and much restored. The ranges are dated 1670 and
1698. Roofs over the single storey are steeply tiled and have eight rectangular
chimney stacks, at intervals, much restored. Pairs of simple Tudor doors
separate stretches of 4 window in one range, 2 windows in the other (all
diamond-leaded casements of two or three lights). Low brick wall. encloses
narrow garden in front of the ranges, each apnroached through 1 tall brick
entrance gate. Each gateway contains a sunken stone panel. engraved with
a record of the charitable gift. RCHM, pages 123-124.

Nos 68 to 83 (consec) (Skynner's Almshouses), Entrance Court Wall and
Gateway form a group.

Listing NGR: TL1856429504

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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