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Foord Almshouses, Rochester

Description: Foord Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 173139

OS Grid Reference: TQ7372067220
OS Grid Coordinates: 573720, 167220
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3775, 0.4947

Location: 9 Abbotts Close, Strood, Medway ME1 3AF

Locality: Rochester
County: Medway
Country: England
Postcode: ME1 3AF

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Listing Text

TQ 76 NW
2/206 Foord Almshouses
Nos 48-64
Almshouses 1932. E Guy Dawber architect, G E Walls and Sons,
builders. English bond red brick, stone dressings, old tile
roof. Neo-vernacular style of C17, with Baroque reference. 2
storeys and single storey, 'U' plan courtyard. 2 storey axial
centrepiece, single storey canted wings in north range, east and
west 2 storey returns. 4 window centre with 3 and 4 light stone
casements with leaded lights. Central round arched entrance in
recessed bay with plaque and date 1932, Dutch gabled roof, hipped
end gables with 2 stacks. Single storey wings have 2 and 6-light
casements, double doors with leaded lights. Steeply pitched roof
with 4 stacks. 2 storey returns have gabled oriels to south, 2
storey bay window to inward facing returns, hipped roofs with
stacks. Statue in centre of court by Ernest Gillik of Flora (?)
formerly the apex to Cupola in main court (Foord Almshouses Nos
1-47 (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ7370667222

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Source: English Heritage

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