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The Great Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8092 / 51°48'33"N

Longitude: -1.6345 / 1°38'4"W

OS Eastings: 425292

OS Northings: 212345

OS Grid: SP252123

Mapcode National: GBR 5SW.FLC

Mapcode Global: VHBZS.MS7G

Entry Name: The Great Almshouses

Listing Date: 12 September 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 254107

Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Burford

Built-Up Area: Burford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Burford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

AND SIGNET (East Side)
SP2512 (Enlargement) The Great Almshouses.


Also known as, and shown on map as, Warwick Almshouses. Mid C15, restored
(and altered) 1828. Coursed rubble, Cotswold stone roof; 2 storeys,
coped verge string over 1st floor. Coped verge to right, 2 rubble
chimneys. 4 windows, 2-light lancet type with foiled heads, labels to
ground floor windows and ferramenta, 2 low Tudor arch doors with labels
and a central one with traceried spandrels and label. Outer slightly
raised Tudor arch doorways (blocked) with labels.
Tablet over central doorway inscribed "These almshouses were founded by
Richard Earl of Warwick in the year 1457 and were rebuilt in the year
1828." Blocked doorway to right of this. L-plan wings to rear. J
Sherwood & N Pevsner Buildings of England: Oxford (1974). R & M Moody:
The Story of Burford (1983). R H Gretton: The Burford Records (1920).

Listing NGR: SP2529212345

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