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Description: Theophilus Cave's Almshouses, Including Boundary Wall and Gate
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
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SK 51 NE BARROW UPON SOAR CHURCH STREET
3/12 No.16 (Theophilus
1.6.66 Cave's almshouses,
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
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Source: English Heritage
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