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Description: Bratton Road (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 17 December 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 313070
OS Grid Reference: ST8756351071
OS Grid Coordinates: 387563, 151071
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2587, -2.1796
WESTBURY BRATTON ROAD
Nos 17 to 23 (consec)
ST 8751 6/117 17.12.76.
These 7 almshouses form one side of the square linking the 2 reflected sides
at the top on level ground. 2 storeys, coursed and snecked rubble. 1 range
of windows each, 2 light casements, with slightly cambered dressed stone lintels,
mostly stilted. Central 4 light angled bay to No 20). Central and end gabled
breaks. 2 gables over 1st floor windows on each side of centre. Brick lacing
courses, stepped up to form panels on 1st floor of central gable. Wide doorways
to Nos 18/19 and 21/22, all doors recessed and at right angles. Tiled roof
with 3 course fish scale bands and diaper patterns. 3 large and 1 small panelled
chimneys (altered). Moulded stone panel with tablet in gable of No 20 inscribed:
"These 7 houses have been dedicated as almshouses for the use of old or disabled
factory operatives and their widows. And the neighbouring 32 houses and land
have been assured as endowment for the almshouses. This benefaction is given
to the town of Westbury by William Henry Laverton Esq in memory of his late
uncle Abraham Laverton Esq. November 27 1886.
Listing NGR: ST8756351071
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