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The Almshouses, Thornton in Craven

Description: The Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324521

OS Grid Reference: SD9033048415
OS Grid Coordinates: 390330, 448415
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9318, -2.1487

Location: B6252, Thornton In Craven, North Yorkshire BD23 3TR

Locality: Thornton in Craven
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD23 3TR

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Listing Text


9/143 Nos 1 to 5 (inclusive)
The Almshouses
(formerly listed as
10.9.54 Almshouses)


Almshouses, 1815. Squared dressed stone, stone slate roof. One storey. 11 bay
symmetrical composition, alternating doors of six raised and fielded panels
with windows in plain stone surrounds, sashes with all glazing bars. Rusticated
quoins to ends and the central three bays, which are pedimented. The pediment
carries an oval cartouche inscribed "1815. These Almshouses for five poor
women were erected and endowed pursuant to the desire of Joseph Smith late
of the City of LONDON Banker, a native of this parish out of the residuary
estate of Rachel Smith his widow". Six stacks.

Listing NGR: SD9033048415

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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