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Bakers Almshouses, Waltham Forest

Description: Bakers Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 206913

OS Grid Reference: TQ3763588102
OS Grid Coordinates: 537635, 188102
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5750, -0.0152

Location: 79 Bakers Avenue, Walthamstow, Greater London E10 7QL

Locality: Waltham Forest
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E10 7QL

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Listing Text

Leyton, E10
2/22 (north side)

27.9.71 Bakers Almshouses


Almshouses. 1857-66. By T E Knightley. Yellow brick, stone dressings, pitched
slate roof to eaves. Composed around 3 sides of open quadrangle. Eclectic
Italianate manner. Mainly 2 storeyed. Almshouses each 1 bay with gabled porch
shared with neighbour; decorative moulded entrances, panelled doors. Ground floor
windows, round-headed with rusticated gauged brick voussoirs. First floor windows
mainly square-headed, with stone architraves. Bracketed eaves. Tall panelled
chimneys, Italianate belvedere towers in each angle with low hipped roofs. Each wing
with central emphasis. Central block with centre 4 bays on larger scale with inset
clock, 2 corniced doorways, and gabled pavilions to either side with rusticated
quoins. Side wings with gabled centre and end pavilions more elaborate than inter-
vening units, those to centre with projecting balconied bay windows to first floor.
Side wings have symmetrical returns to road frontage, with paired gabled pavilions
and rusticated quoins. Rear elevation also of architectural interest.

Listing NGR: TQ3763588102

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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