Description: Christs Hospital Almshouses
Date Listed: 5 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 333597
OS Grid Reference: SE2657886325
OS Grid Coordinates: 426578, 486325
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2719, -1.5934
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Almshouses now 2 houses. Dated 1608 converted C20. Rubblestone with ashlar dress-
ings and graduated stone slate roof. 1 storey, 7 bays. Central bay 2 storeys,
gabled and breaking forward. Chamfered plinth. Central board door with
chamfered surround and 4-centre-arched lintel; cornice above with a plaque
in moulded architrave bearing Latin inscription "Hospital for the poor of
the parish of Bedall, Founded 1608 in the reign of James I". Above this a
6-light double-chamfered mullion-and-transom window under cornice and plaque
with moulded architrave. Paired board doors with chamfered surrounds and 4-
centre-arched lintels between bays 1 and 2 and 5 and 6. Board doors in
chamfered surrounds with flat lintels to right of bays 3 and 7. Chamfered
3-light mullioned windows throughout. Stone coping. Bellcote with bell on
apex of central gable. End stack to left and 3 ridge stacks.
Listing NGR: SE2657886325
Source: English Heritage
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