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The Almhouses, Grittleton

Description: The Almhouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 315825

OS Grid Reference: ST8848479281
OS Grid Coordinates: 388484, 179281
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5123, -2.1673

Location: Grittleton, Wiltshire SN14 6JZ

Locality: Grittleton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6JZ

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Listing Text

ST 87 NE

7/14 Nos 1-8 (consec) The Almshouses


Row of almshouses, 1848 by James Thomson for Joseph Neeld of
Grittleton. Squared rubble stone with stone slate roofs and
clustered ashlar stacks, one group of four on each wing, two on
centre ridge. Two storeys. Long centre range with projecting
gabled wings each end. Tudor style with raised plinth, dripcourse
and 2-light stone mullion windows with hoodmoulds. Centre has 5-
window range, the upper windows under eaves-breaking shouldered
gables. Centre gable has blank shield plaque over 2-light with
small single light each side and ground floor heavy projecting open
porch with shouldered gable, shield and crest and depressed Tudor-
arched openings on three sides. Tudor-arched entry gives on to
spine passage with access to four almshouses. A low wall each side
of porch front connects to wings. Wings have door and first floor
2-light on inner sides, 2-step shouldered gables with ashlar
coping, shield plaques, first floor two light windows and ground
floor triangular bay windows to south end walls. Bay windows have
centre buttress and two Tudor-arched lights each side. Wings have
diagonal angle buttresses.
(Wiltshire Record Office, 1620/43 has original designs by Thomson
dated 1848, showing a front cloister on low front wall, not
actually built)

Listing NGR: ST8848479281

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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