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Christs Hospital Almshouses, Firby

Description: Christs Hospital Almshouses

Grade: II
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

Location: Firby, North Yorkshire DL8 2PW

Locality: Firby
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 2PW

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Listing Text

SE 28 NE
Christs Hospital
- II
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

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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