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Long Alley Almshouses, Abingdon on Thames

Description: Long Alley Almshouses

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 250532

OS Grid Reference: SU4966396729
OS Grid Coordinates: 449663, 196729
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6672, -1.2833

Location: St Helen's Wharf, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5BL

Locality: Abingdon on Thames
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 5BL

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Listing Text

(West Side)

SU 4996 1/205 19.1.51 Long Alley Almshouses


Erected by the Fraternity of the Holy Cross in 1446. Row of single
storey buildings in stone with the Guildhall in the centre. Brick
stacks. Long oak cloister walk in front is circa 1500 and to it were
added three elaborate C17 porches with paintings in panels executed by
Sampson Strong of Oxford in 1605.
The Hall was panelled at the same time and the mullioned bay window of
stone added to the garden side, as well as the good octagonal lantern
on the hall roof which bears the date of its repair, 1707.
(See Preston, "Christ's Hospital" (1930), pp 8-32 and VCH Berks IV).

Twitty's Almshouses, Long Alley Almshouses, Brick Alley Almshouses and
Church of St Helen form a group

Listing NGR: SU4965796736

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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