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Description: Woborne's Almhouses with Its Boundary Walling 5 Metres to East and South
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261337
OS Grid Reference: ST5581815871
OS Grid Coordinates: 355818, 115871
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9406, -2.6302
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ST5515NE YEOVIL CP BOND STREET (North side)
8/1 Woborne's Almhouses, with its
boundary walling 5 metres to
East and South
Almhouses. Late C19 rebuilding. Local cut and squared stone with Ham stone
dressings, with Welsh slated roof and tall stone chimney stocks. A 2-storied
building with gables to each of the 7-bays, bays, 1, 4 and 7 being wider and
projecting. Centre bay of one storey, representing the hall or chapel, flunked
by both clasping and angled buttresses, the former terminating in an Octogon
quasi - battlemented; there is a C14 style 3-light traceried window with trefoil
window over: the outer bays have flair chamfer mullioned windows without labels
but with relieving arches over, with plain sash window with one horizontal
glazing bar to each casement, 3-lights to ground floor and 2-lights to first
floor. The remaining bays here 2-light windows to both levels, the upper windows
having no relieving arches: doorways to bays 3 and 5 (the later row with a
window) with segmental arch door and label ith horizontal return over sidelight.
Simple matching side elevations to both Peter Street and South Street. The
interior not inspected. Also included the boundary walling, averaging 1.2 metres
high, local stone with bold copings, gate piers with double pitched finials, and
the simple iron railings with cross finials, as being integral to the setting.
The almhouse was founded in 1416 by John Stone, Rector of Tintinhull, and
re-founded by John Woborne, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, London, 1476.
Listing NGR: ST5581815871
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Source: English Heritage
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