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Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses, Greenwich

Description: Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 200382

OS Grid Reference: TQ3808877238
OS Grid Coordinates: 538088, 177238
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4773, -0.0130

Location: A2211, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8JA

Locality: Greenwich
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE10 8JA

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses
TQ 3877 26/G46 19.10.51.


Founded 1575 by Wm Lombarde. Rebuilt 1819. Rows of 2 storeys. Cottages grouped
around 3 sides of rectangular lawn. Centre group with chapel on axis with stone
Ionic portico of 3 bays - flanking columns are paired. Horizontal entablature
with blocking course. Brick pediment above at wall face with moulded stone
cornice, clock in tympanum and surmounted by bell cupole with wind vane. 3
cottages each side of chapel, side rows 7 cottages each. Yellow stock brick
2 windows. Low pitched slate roof with eaves. Recessed windows with glazing
bars. Small hoods on shaped brackets to doorways. Gables of North end of side
rows have coat-of-arms in stone roundel in tympanum of pediment and below a round-heade
arched blank window in arched recess with stone band at springing and inscribed
tablet above. Wrought-iron entrance gate. To the South are C19 early-mid cottages
forming part of the group; also one pair of cottages at either end of south range.

Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses and front railings and gates fdorm a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3808877238

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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