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Humphrey Babington House, Barrow upon Soar

Description: Humphrey Babington House

Grade: II
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

Location: North Street, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8PZ

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

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Listing Text

3/21 Nos. 24-32 (Humphrey
Babington House)


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

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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