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Latitude: 51.4498 / 51°26'59"N
Longitude: -0.8575 / 0°51'26"W
OS Eastings: 479491
OS Northings: 172930
OS Grid: SU794729
Mapcode National: GBR C60.01C
Mapcode Global: VHDWW.3T1G
Entry Name: Barker's Almshouses
Listing Date: 1 August 1952
Last Amended: 17 October 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1117404
English Heritage Legacy ID: 41228
Location: St. Nicholas, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10
Civil Parish: St. Nicholas, Hurst
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Hurst
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
SU 77SE ST NICHOLAS HURST CHURCH HILL
5/15 Barker's Almshouses
(Formerly listed as
1.8.52 Hurst Almshouses)
Almshouses. Dated 1664, brick, narrow brick string over ground floor windows,
hipped old tile roof, 2 symmetrical chimneys on main block, cruciform on plan.
2 storeys. North front has 7 bays, 6 semi-dormer windows with 3-light lattice
leaded casements and hipped old tile roof with lead ridges.Below each semi-dormer
is a similar but larger 3-light casement in wooden frame.In centre bay a ledged
door with board hood and string broken up to form drip, and above a stone
inscription panel with stone cartouche over carried up into the roof.Inscription:-
"The hospital for the Maintenance of eight poor persons each at 6d.per diem
for ever was Erected and Founded in ye year 1664 at the sole charge of
WILLIAM BARKER of Hurst in the county of Wilts.Esq, who died on ye
25th March, 1685 and lyes buried in the South Chancel of this Parish
Henry Fairfax Esq. His Newphew and Heire M.P."
Interior is of no special interest.
VCH p.248 B.O.E.Berkshire p.210
Listing NGR: SU7949272929
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