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Description: Audus Charity
Date Listed: 14 November 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 325756
OS Grid Reference: SE6098932170
OS Grid Coordinates: 460989, 432170
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7823, -1.0759
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In the entry for GOWTHORPE
3/35 Nos 125 to 143 (odd)
the item shall be amended to read Nos 125 to 139 (odd)
and No 143
1. (south side)
Nos 125 to 143 (odd)
SE 6032 SE 3/25
Summer of 1833. Built to the design of, and at the expense of, the younger
James Audus (1781-1867), the prominent local philanthropist and amateur architect. Brown brick. Hipped slate roof. Three sides of a square. Two
storeys. Three bays on east side, 4 on the west, and 4 plus frontispiece on south: casements with glazing bars and channelled ashlar voussoirs. Frontis-
piece is carried up into low tower with crenellated parapet and crocketed pinnacles at corners: 2 moulded string courses: 2-centred arched passage
entrance with crocketed ogee-headed moulding ending in elaborate finial
above and masks as label stops below. Sunk ashlar plaque on first floor, inscribed "THESE HOUSES ERECTED AT THE SOLE EXPENSE OF JAMES AUDUS ESQ WERE
PRESENTED TO THE FEOFFEES AND THEIR SUCCESSORS AT SELBY IN TRUST FOR PIOUS
USES. THAT THE SAID HOUSES BE OCCUPIED FROM TIME TO TIME BY AGED AND INFIRM PEOPLE WITHOUT FAMILIES BELONGING TO THE PARISH TO SELBY RENT FREE. NATALIS
LOCI SUI AMORIS MONUMENTUM 1833".
Listing NGR: SE6098932170
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Source: English Heritage
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