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Description: South View
Date Listed: 9 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 323187
OS Grid Reference: SD9370990968
OS Grid Coordinates: 393709, 490968
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3143, -2.0982
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LOW ABBOTSIDE GRANGE
SD 99 SW
1 and 2, South View
6 almshouses, now 2 cottages. Built 1807, altered 1880 and subsequently.
For Christopher Alderson. Rubble, stone slate roof. Single storey, 6 cells
with bay added to left. Quoins. Two C20 part-glazed doors in chamfered
ashlar surrounds with slab cornices supported on plain brackets. Original
window openings are chamfered ashlar surrounds with hood-moulds, now with
casements. From left to right: C20 window in recent addition; doorway; 2
original windows; inserted window; 2 original windows; blocked doorway;
inserted window; 2 original windows; doorway. Stacks between windows 1 and
2, 8 and 9. Right return: gable plaque inscribed "These Alms-houses were
appointed and endowed in the year 1807 by Christopher Alderson of Hommerton,
Middlesex, Esquire. A Native of Askrigg". Originally built to house 6 poor
women and called Dale Grange almshouses after the nearby site of Fors Abbey
which became a grange of Jervaulx. Reduced to 3 almshouses in 1880, and
recently made into 2 cottage. Hartley M & Ingilby J, Yorkshire Village
(1979), p 143; VCH i, p 207.
Listing NGR: SD9370990968
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