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Theophilus Cave's Almshouses, Including Boundary Wall and Gate, Barrow upon Soar

Description: Theophilus Cave's Almshouses, Including Boundary Wall and Gate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189270

OS Grid Reference: SK5762617523
OS Grid Coordinates: 457626, 317523
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7523, -1.1476

Location: 2 Beveridge Street, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8PR

Locality: Barrow upon Soar
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 8PR

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Listing Text

3/12 No.16 (Theophilus
1.6.66 Cave's almshouses,
including boundary
wall and gate).

Almshouses, founded in 1686 by Humphrey Babington in memory of his Uncle,
Theophilus Cave, and intended to house 6 bachelors. A deep 'U' plan, 2 storeys.
Lower storey is original, random granite rubble, with later (early`C19?) flemish
bond brickwork to 1st floor. Limestone and brick dressings - limestone quoins.
Hipped slate roof. Windows are elaborately latticed casements (but some have
been replaced). Central range of 3 bays containing a central projecting
stone porch with Tuscan pilasters, and above the architrave, an overlight.
Above this, a broken pediment containing coat of arms. Boundary wall adjoins,
with central stone gateway with Tuscan pilasters, architrave and broken pediment
with arms and inscription plate beneath. Large consoles link gateway to boundary wall on each side.

Listing NGR: SK5762617523

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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