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Description: Smyth Almhouses
Date Listed: 31 July 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 33527
OS Grid Reference: ST5419570359
OS Grid Coordinates: 354195, 170359
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4304, -2.6602
ST 57 SW LONG ASHTON LONG ASHTON ROAD (north side)
4/131 Nos. 13-27 (odd) (Smyth Almshouses)
Row of eight almshouses. 1900-02 by Edward Gabriel of Bristol for Lady Smyth of
Ashton Court (q.v.). Coursed, squared rubble; plain tiled roofs; arched
through double brick stacks with cornice and caps. In an Arts and Crafts style.
Single storey. Each house has a projecting square bay with a leaded, 3-light
casement window: the inner six bays are paired under a continuous roof with a
bold dentilled cornice; between each of these bays is a pair of arch-braces and
a carved seat is set in the recess, below; the roof, and cornice continue over
the porch, the other side of which rests on a square column with a moulded cap.
Panelled doors with a glazed upper part. The outer 2 bays have hipped, catslide
roofs with finials. Above the inner bays are steep gables; the central one has
a dentilled pediment, the tympanum of which is heavily moulded and has a cartouche
of the Smyth arms and an inscription which reads: "REST AFTER TOIL/PEACE AFTER
STORMY SEAS/DOTH GREATLY PLEASE". Central square lantern or clock tower, which
has a timber upper stage and a copper top with a weathervane.
Listing NGR: ST5419570359
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Source: English Heritage
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