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Almshouses, Dartford

Description: Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 172129

OS Grid Reference: TQ5412673872
OS Grid Coordinates: 554126, 173872
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4429, 0.2163

Location: 10 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1EW

Locality: Dartford
Local Authority: Dartford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: DA1 1EW

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Listing Text

5274 (North-West Side)
Nos 41 and 43
TQ 5473 3/23 27.9.73.


Dated 1889. Built by John Johnson in Queen Anne Dutch style on the site of 4 earlier
almshouses built by John Byer in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. 2 storeys. Built
of yellow brick with red cut brick dressings specially made to the design by the
Elham Valley Brick Company. Tiled roof with curved gable ends. 4 ornamental pediments,
2 of which are triangular and the centre 2 curved and incorporating the date AD
1889. Moulded brick eaves cornice. Moulded brick stringcourse between ground
and 1st floors with Anthemion motif. 4 double sashes to each floor set in moulded
architraves. Tablet between 2 centre lst floor windows records the earlier almhouses
on the site. Panels of swag moulding underneath 1st floor windows. The 2 doorcases
have stone open pediments, moulded architraves, rectangular fanlights and 6 fielded
panelled doors, the top 2 panels cut out and glazed. Plinth.

Listing NGR: TQ5412873878

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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