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Lathams Cottages, Attached Wall, Gate Arches and Chapel, Barnwell

Description: Lathams Cottages, Attached Wall, Gate Arches and Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232590

OS Grid Reference: TL0493784871
OS Grid Coordinates: 504937, 284871
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4517, -0.4573

Location: Church Hill, Barnwell, Northamptonshire PE8 5PS

Locality: Barnwell
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5PS

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Listing Text

21/35 Nos.1 to 8 (inclusive) Lathams
23/05/67 Cottages, attached wall, Gate
Arches and Chapel.
(Formerly listed as Latham's
Hospital, Church Lane)

12 almshouses now 8 almshouses. Founded 1601 by Nicholas Latham, rebuilt 1864
and altered mid C20. Squared coursed limestone with Colleyweston slate roofs.
Courtyard plan. Single storey. Ranges to left and right of courtyard are each of
4 dwellings: 8-window range of 2- and 3-light stone mullion windows. 4 plank
doors, with 4-centred arch heads and moulded stone surrounds, to far left and
right and to left and right of centre. The 2-light stone mullion windows
adjacent to the doors are mid C20 and replace doorways. Ashlar gable parapets
with finials and ashlar stacks at ridge. Rears of each range have lean-to
extensions. The front wall linking the gable ends of each range has ashlar
copings and central C17 gatearch with 4-centred arch head. Gatearch has date
1601 on front and 1600 on rear and inscription, "Cast thy bread uppon the
waters". Large inscribed panel in gable end of right hand range describes the
life and bequests of Nicholas Latham who died 1620. Chapel to rear of courtyard
is a 3-window range with 2-, 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows to centre and
right and large canted bay window with stone mullions to left. Gabled-over bay
window has corbelled corners. Ashlar gable parapets and finials and central
ashlar stack to rear. Double plank door with moulded stone surround to right
gable. The chapel is linked by walls to flanking ranges. Walls to left and right
have central gatearches with 4-centred arch heads. Interior of chapel has raised
dais at east end, exposed C19 roof structure and stained glass to bay windows.
The almshouses were originally founded for 14 persons.

Listing NGR: TL0493784871

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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