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Almshouses, Ribchester

Description: Almshouses

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 July 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 183036

OS Grid Reference: SD6538235805
OS Grid Coordinates: 365382, 435805
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8174, -2.5273

Location: Stydd Lane, Ribchester, Lancashire PR3 3YQ

Locality: Ribchester
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 3YQ

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Listing Text


8/150 Nos 1 to 4 (Almshouses)
25.7.52 (formerly listed as Stydd Almshouses
under Stydd Lane)


Almshouses, founded under the will of John Shireburne, who died in 1726.
Sandstone ashlar and brick (the sides and rear pebbledashed) with stone
slate roof. 2 storeys, unusual for alms houses. The central portion
projects with a truncated shaped gable, topped by a cornice. On the 1st
floor is an arcade of 3 semi-circular moulded arches with keystones,
2 unfluted Doric columns and 2 similar half columns as responds. The
2 outer openings have stone balustrades. This is approached by a central
flight of 16 stone steps, curving outwards at the bottom and having a
solid parapet with shaped coping. This is flanked on the ground floor
by 2 open door surrounds with cyma mouldings. Behind the arcade on the
1st floor are 3 doors of 2 raised and fielded panels each. On the ground
floor, visible through the outer stone doorways, are 3 similar doors and
2 sashed windows with glazing bars. On each side of this central portion
is one bay of the main building, having sashed windows with glazing bars
in plain stone surrounds of quarter-round section. The end gables have
copings and chimney caps. At the rear are modern windows with plain

Listing NGR: SD6538635802

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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