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Description: The Almshouses
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 308695
OS Grid Reference: SP4851171205
OS Grid Coordinates: 448511, 271205
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3368, -1.2894
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DUNCHURCH THE SQUARE
SP4871 (North side)
11/53 Nos.1 to 6 (consecative) The
(Formerly listed as
Almshouses. Founded 1693 under the will of Thomas Newcombe. Rebuilt 1818, partly
at the expense of the Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Porches added
mid/late C19. Flemish bond buff brick with brick dentil cornice. Slate roof;
brick ridge and end stacks. Each is one-unit plan. 2 storeys; 6-window range.
Angles and projecting gabled centre have pilaster strips. Centre has paired
doors. Large sunk stone panel above has moulded cornice and long inscription
recording the history of the building. Nos.1 and 2 and 5 and 6 have paired open
fronted porches of red brick with some blue brick and tile roofs. Chamfered
Tudor arches. Mid C20 plank doors throughout. Ground floor has 2-light casements
with many glazing bars. All openings have stone flat arches with keystones.
First floor has horizontal sashes. Interiors not inspected. Newcombe was printer
to Charles II, James II and William III. His monument is in the church (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SP4851171205
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Source: English Heritage
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