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Parson's Almshouses, Guildford

Description: Parson's Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 289100

OS Grid Reference: SU9984150162
OS Grid Coordinates: 499841, 150162
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2419, -0.5711

Location: Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4HW

Locality: Guildford
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU1 4HW

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Listing Text

(East Side) Stoke
1/233 No. 92
1/5/53 (Parson's Almshouses)
(Formerly listed as
Stoke Hospital)


Almshouses. Circa 1796, provided by the Parson brothers. Red-brown brick, some
mathematical tiling on the south gable with hipped plain tiled roof. Symmetrical
plan with living accommodation either side of central hall and chapel. Two
storeys with brick dentilled eaves and stone coping on central pedimented bay.
Two ridge stacks either side of centre and giant end pilaster piers crowned by
stone spheres. 9 bay front, 4 either side of centre,with central lead plinth to
wooden hexagonal cupola under domed roof and spherical finial. Leaded casement
fenestration with intersecting tracery under 4-centre arched heads. Four windows
on each floor to each side of central projecting break. Similar window to first
floor centre; 4-centred arched head to C20 ribbed and glazed door in stone, roll-
moulded surround. Square, stone woolsack plaque in pediment tympanum. recording
date and names of patrons. Endowed as an almshouse for poor widows, known as
"sisters", the original accommodation was for six women and a matron, increased to
twelve and then thirteen in 1980 when the chapel block had a first floor inserted.
Photographs in N.M.R.


Listing NGR: SU9984150162

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Source: English Heritage

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