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Long Alley Almshouses

A Grade I Listed Building in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6672 / 51°40'1"N

Longitude: -1.2833 / 1°16'59"W

OS Eastings: 449663

OS Northings: 196730

OS Grid: SU496967

Mapcode National: GBR 7YR.DD9

Mapcode Global: VHCY6.PCX9

Entry Name: Long Alley Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250532

Location: Abingdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX14

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Abingdon on Thames

Built-Up Area: Abingdon

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Abingdon-on-Thames

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(West Side)

SU 4996 1/205 19.1.51 Long Alley Almshouses


Erected by the Fraternity of the Holy Cross in 1446. Row of single
storey buildings in stone with the Guildhall in the centre. Brick
stacks. Long oak cloister walk in front is circa 1500 and to it were
added three elaborate C17 porches with paintings in panels executed by
Sampson Strong of Oxford in 1605.
The Hall was panelled at the same time and the mullioned bay window of
stone added to the garden side, as well as the good octagonal lantern
on the hall roof which bears the date of its repair, 1707.
(See Preston, "Christ's Hospital" (1930), pp 8-32 and VCH Berks IV).

Twitty's Almshouses, Long Alley Almshouses, Brick Alley Almshouses and
Church of St Helen form a group

Listing NGR: SU4965796736

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