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Men's Almhouses Walled Forecourt with Gateway to Nos 1 to 4, Bradford-on-Avon

Description: Men's Almhouses Walled Forecourt with Gateway to Nos 1 to 4

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 312560

OS Grid Reference: ST8256860724
OS Grid Coordinates: 382568, 160724
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3453, -2.2517

Location: 16 St Margaret's Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LA

Locality: Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 1LA

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Listing Text

5411 (East Side)

18.4.52. Nos 1 to 4 (consec)
- (Men's Almhouses)
Walled forecourt with
gateway to Nos 1 to 4
ST 8260 2/109


Dated 1700 (restored 1891). Oblong building in stone with ashlar frontage,
2 storeys, high-pitched hipped stone-tile roof with projecting eaves.
Two tall ashlar chimneys, one bearing a carved stone letter "K" and the
other an "M", each surmounted by a coronet (allusion to the Dukes of
Kingston and Earls Manvers). The almshouses consist of 4 dwellings to
accommodate 4 old men. Each house has 1 window on each floor, leaded
casements with stone mullions, and a plain square-headed doorway opening
on to a small forecourt fronting the Frome Road. A carved stone achievement
above the centre doorway carried the coat of arms (sable, 3 poleaxes palewise
2 and 1 argent) and the crest (an arm embowed in armour proper holding
a poleaxe) of the Ball family. The forecourt is surrounded by a stone
wall with urns and has a gateway with ball-capped stone piers, a wrought-iron
gate and handrails into the design of which has been incorporated the
armorial bearings of 3 poleaxes.

Nos 1 to 4 (consec) form a group with The Three Horseshoes, Frome Road
The Liberal Club, The Baptist Chapel, The Congregational Church and Hall
and Nos 6 to 16 (consec) 19 to 22 (consec) 36, 42 to 49 (consec) and
Westbury House, St Margaret's Street and No 1 St Margaret's Hill.

Listing NGR: ST8256860728

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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