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Brick Alley Almshouses, Abingdon on Thames

Description: Brick Alley Almshouses

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 December 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 250533

OS Grid Reference: SU4969696732
OS Grid Coordinates: 449696, 196732
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6672, -1.2828

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 1/204 Brick Alley Almshouses


1718 by Samuel Westbrooke, mason. Main elevation to church yard. Two
storeys in chequer and rubbed brick. Three tall arches each side of a
staircase projection enclose a cloister passage below and galleries
above. Pedimented centre, chequered brick, with rubbed brick quoins,
pedestals for urns. Excellent example of bricklayers' art.
Riverside elevation has rubble walling with red brick dressings, coved
eaves cornice and tall panelled brick stacks.
(See Preston "Christ's Hospital" (1930), pp 59-60).

Twitty"s Almshouses, Long Alley Almshouses, Brick Alley Almshouses and
church of St Helen form a group

Listing NGR: SU4969996732

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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