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The Alms Court, Lyford

Description: The Alms Court

Grade: II
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

Locality: Lyford
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 0EG

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Listing Text

7/127 The Alms Court, Nos.l-7
06/08/52 (consecutive)
(Formerly listed as
Ashcombe Almshouses

- II

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
about 1760-70.
(V.M. Howse, Lyford: A Parish Record, pp.39-41)

Listing NGR: SU3921594278

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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