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Description: Lench's Trust Almshouses
Date Listed: 26 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 217343
OS Grid Reference: SP0551986188
OS Grid Coordinates: 405519, 286188
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4736, -1.9202
Lench's Trust Almshouses
SP 08 NE 7/62A
SP 0586 SW 37/6 26.8.81
Dated 1858, by J H Hornblower and Haylock. Red brick; stone dressings; shaped
tiled roofs. In a Jacobean style. To the street a symmetrical composition created
by a central matron's lodge and 2 wings stretching back from a flanking wall with
a single door in it just to the left of the matron's lodge. This has a shaped
gable; the wings have gables with lushly decorated tripartite panels containing
identical inscriptions and are surmounted by chimneys. The matron's lodge has at
ground level a tripartite mullioned and transomed window with, above, a tripartite
mullioned window with hood mould. The wall has a moulded capping stone which
continues across the facade of the wings as stringcourses. Within the precinct,
a lawn with, facing onto it, 12 almshouses, 6 each side. Two-light casement windows
to both ground and first floors. Porches, each giving entry to 3 almshouses, rise
through 2 storeys. They are open on 3 sides at ground floor level, have a single
2-light casement window on the first floor and terminate in shaped gables. The
matron's lodge has a stone canted bay window rising through 2 storeys and
terminating in a shaped gable.
Listing NGR: SP0551986188
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Source: English Heritage
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