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Penn Almshouses, Greenwich

Description: Penn Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200400

OS Grid Reference: TQ3809076968
OS Grid Coordinates: 538090, 176968
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4748, -0.0130

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

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Listing Text

(East Side)

Penn Almshouses
TQ 3876 37/288


Small group of almshouses in shallow U-shape around grass court. 1884. Red
brick with freestone dressings. 1 storey and attic, irregular fenestration.
High pitched tiled roof with pierced ridge tiles. Attic windows are in large
flush gabled dormers, breaking eaves; with blank tracery in gable ends. Group
of conjoined hexagonal chimney shafts. 1- and 2-light attic windows, stone mullioned
and transomed. Ground floor windows 3-light wmth stone mullions and 4-centred
heads. Similar heads to doors, 2 in projecting central feature with traceried
parpaet and central gable. Small window between. 2 other doors in projecting
porches. All projections have stepped diagonal buttresses. Inscription in plaque
under porch gable "These almshouses were erected in memory of John Penn by his
widow Ellen penn. AnoD MDCCCIXXXIV."

Listing NGR: TQ3809076968

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Source: English Heritage

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