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Description: Smith's Almshouses
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 275431
OS Grid Reference: TM1607144507
OS Grid Coordinates: 616071, 244507
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0568, 1.1503
1260 ELM STREET
TM 1644 NW 1/43 19.12.51
A mid C18 red brick building. 2 storeys and cellars. 7 window range, double-hung
sashes with glazing bars, in flush cased frames. The windows are widely
spaced in the facade. A central 6 panel door has a wood doorcase with moulded
architrave, panelled reveals and a flat hood on brackets above a rectangular
fanlight with vertical glazing bars. Above the doorway there is a panel
inscribed with the words:- "Erected in the year 1760 for the benefit of 12
poor women of honest life and conversation of the age of 50 or upwards being
Communicants of the Church of England as by lae Established." Roof tiled,
with 2 square red brick chimney stacks.
Church of St Mary at the Elms, No 1 Churchyard (St Mary's Cottage) No 25,
Smith's Almshouses & Nos 29 to 33 (odd) form a group.
Listing NGR: TM1607144507
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Source: English Heritage
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