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Gray's Alsmhouses, Taunton

Description: Gray's Alsmhouses

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 269705

OS Grid Reference: ST2307424504
OS Grid Coordinates: 323074, 124504
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0148, -3.0980

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 3LP

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Gray' s Almshouses
ST 2324 NW 12/10
ST 2524 SW 14/10 4.6.52.


Founded by Robert Gray to 1015 for poor single women. 2 storey range. Leaded
casement windows are mostly new, otherwise few alterations. The East Street front
is of dark red brick with 9 large chimney stacks, paired shafts set diagonally,
Ashlar dressings and stone plinth. Weathered string over ground floor. Old tile
roof. Square bell cupola with weather vane. 3 and 2-light stone mullioned windows.
3 entrances with tablet above one bearing the arms of Robert Gray, dated 1635,
another arms of the Merchant Tailors. Access to the dwellings by corridors along
the back of each dlmop. Small room used as chapel has original benches and painted

Gray's Almshouses and Nos 48 to 54 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2307424504

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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