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Davenport and Lilburne Almshouses, Houghton le Spring

Description: Davenport and Lilburne Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303178

OS Grid Reference: NZ3425249831
OS Grid Coordinates: 434252, 549831
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8421, -1.4682

Location: 12 Church Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4DN

Locality: Houghton le Spring
County: Sunderland
Country: England
Postcode: DH4 4DN

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Listing Text

Davenport and Lilburne
26.4.50 Almshouses.


Almshouses, now 3 separate dwellings. Dated 1668, restored c.1978. Coursed
squared sandstone; roof pantiled. E-plan: one cottage flanked by 2 cottages.
One storey, 5 bays. Central door under flattened Tudor arch in stop-chamfered
surround with triangular-stopped label mould; either side are 3-light
mullioned windows with similar moulds. Returns to street have door in angle
and one 3-light window; gables to street have 3-light window:all similar
to central house. Gable peaks contain inscriptions and shields: the north
commemorating George Lilburn's building of half of the hospital in 1668,
the south an endowment from the Reverend William Sharp. Flat stone gable
coping and one transverse ridge chimney on each return.

Listing NGR: NZ3425249831

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Source: English Heritage

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