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Eagles Close Almshouses, Wantage

Description: Eagles Close Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 251252

OS Grid Reference: SU3995287824
OS Grid Coordinates: 439952, 187824
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5879, -1.4247

Location: 22 Post Office Lane, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8DR

Locality: Wantage
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 8DR

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Listing Text

SU4087, SU3987NE (East side)
8/153, 9/153 Nos.l to 10 (consecutive),
Eagles Close Almshouses


Almshouses. Built 1867 for Town Commissioners. Flemish bond red brick with
limestone ashlar bands; old tile roof with decorative ridge tiles; brick stacks.
Row of "one-up, one-down" cottages with rear outshut. 2 storeys; 10-window
range. Pointed arches of alternating brick and stone ashlar voussoirs over plank
doors with decorative strap hinges. Similar tympanum arches over 3-light
ground-floor casements, some with H-L hinges: similar first-floor 2-light
casements. 4 offset buttresses divide each paired door. Ashlar bands beneath
first- and ground-floor window sills. Gabled roof with stone coping to parapets;
ridge stacks. Interior not inspected. Built in similar style to Nos.23 - 37 Mill
Street (q.v.) also of 1867.

Listing NGR: SU3995287824

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Source: English Heritage

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