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Description: Humphrey Babington House
Date Listed: 15 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189279
OS Grid Reference: SK5770817699
OS Grid Coordinates: 457708, 317699
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7538, -1.1464
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SK 51 NE BARROW UPON SOAR NORTH STREET
3/21 Nos. 24-32 (Humphrey
Alms houses, dated 1825. Founded as a women's almshouse, extending the
original bequest of Humphrey Babington, founder of Theophilus Cave's almshouses.
White brickwork in a thin gothick style. 2 storeys 5 bays. Central bay a
projecting steeply pitched gable with polygonal chimneys on angles like turrets,
central doorway, a pointed arch beneath a hoodmould, blocked and now a window.
Above this a 2-light gothick arched window and over this, the inscription tablet
and a coat of arms. Gable is parapetted and has decorative string course
following the angle of the roof. This string course continues across the
facade, as does parapet. Other bays contain 2-light windows in gothick style,
with latticed panes and hoodmoulds. Corner buttresses and gable and chimney
stacks. The building was altered in 1976, to change the accommodation
Listing NGR: SK5770817699
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Source: English Heritage
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