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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053285
English Heritage Legacy ID: 254107
Location: Burford, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Burford
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Burford
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
BURFORD AND UPTON CHURCH LANE
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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