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Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284202
OS Grid Reference: TL8665271221
OS Grid Coordinates: 586652, 271221
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3074, 0.7364
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TL 87 SE AMPTON THE STREET
Four almshouses, now unoccupied. A tablet in the central pediment is dated
1693, with a Latin Inscription to the founder, Dorothy Calthorpe. Single
storey. Colour-washed brick, with chamfered and rusticated red brick quoins
and dressings, and a slightly projecting central bay with triangular pediment
and brick dentil cornice. Black glazed pantiles and 2 internal chimney-stacks
each with 2 round shafts of ornate moulded brick. 4 late C19 canted bay
windows in earlier openings, with C20 small-paned casements. Central entrance
door with 8 raised fielded panels, and subordinate doors in recessed porches.
The range appears to have been considerably restored in the mid C19, when the
present roof, the chimney-stacks and dentil cornice were added to the older
structure. The Latin inscription, now very faint, reads: 'MDCXCIII DOROTHEA
CALTHORPE HOSPITIUM HOC FUNDIT VIRGO IN VIRGINIUM SOLAMEN.' The original
foundation was intended for 6 poor women, but the endowment was insufficient.
Listing NGR: TL8665271221
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