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Description: The Alms Court
Date Listed: 6 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 249625
OS Grid Reference: SU3921594278
OS Grid Coordinates: 439215, 194278
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6459, -1.4346
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7/127 The Alms Court, Nos.l-7
(Formerly listed as
Almshouses. Mid/late C18. Flemish bond brick with flared headers: rear and outer
walls of limestone rubble. Gabled roof of C20 tiles and old tiles to side wings;
brick ridge stacks. Courtyard plan open to front. One storey and attic; 4-window
front range. Gabled projecting central 2 bays with mid C19 porch and door
flanked by segmental-arched lead-latticed tall single lights: outer bays have
segmental arches over 2-light leaded casement and adjoining plank door, and
2-light dormer casements above. Side wings each of 12-window range. Fronts of
wings facing yard have similar doors, 2-light leaded casements and dormer
casements. Dentilled brick eaves. Interior not inspected. The almshouses were
founded in 1611 by Oliver Ashcombe, although the present building dates from
(V.M. Howse, Lyford: A Parish Record, pp.39-41)
Listing NGR: SU3921594278
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Source: English Heritage
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