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Description: Bowling Dyeworks Almehouses
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336923
OS Grid Reference: SE1674231191
OS Grid Coordinates: 416742, 431191
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7768, -1.7474
5111 NEW CROSS STREET
West Bowling BD5
Nos 171 to 189 (odd)
(Bowling Dyeworks Almshouses)
SE 13 SE 9/885
First built at the top of Springwell Street in 1857 by Mr and Mrs Edward Ripley,
the family who founded one of the largest dyeworks in Europe, the almshouses were
moved to their present site in 1881, four new ones being added at the same time.
A symmetrical range of 2 storey almshouses in a restrained Jacobean style. Fine
quality dressed sandstone "brick". The end houses break forward slightly, gabled with
weathered saddlestones and kneelers. Intervening houses have single window fronts
grouped in pairs, the first floor windows treated as gabled semi-dormers. Small
corbel table to eaves. Weathered first floor sill course. Slate roofs, prominent,
corniced, chimney stacks. Windows throughout are 2 light thin chamfered mullion
casements. Drip moulds over first floor windows of end houses. Paired doorways,
except for end houses, 4-centred arches with drip moulds raised over oak leaf carved
panels. Original date stones reset following re-erection.
Listing NGR: SE1674231191
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Source: English Heritage
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