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Latitude: 50.686 / 50°41'9"N
Longitude: -2.1093 / 2°6'33"W
OS Eastings: 392371
OS Northings: 87380
OS Grid: SY923873
Mapcode National: GBR 32T.TT7
Mapcode Global: FRA 67G8.B1Y
Entry Name: Streche's Almhouses
Listing Date: 7 May 1952
Last Amended: 8 April 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120010
English Heritage Legacy ID: 107958
Location: Wareham Town, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: Wareham Town
Built-Up Area: Wareham
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Wareham Lady St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
5190 EAST STREET
Nos 2, 4 & 4A
formerly listed as
SY 9287 1/56 7.5.52.
1741. Colourwashed brick. Pitched Purbeck slate roof. Brick gable coping. Red
brick stacks. 2 storeys. Blocked giant angle pilasters, and 2 pilasters taking
central pediment, in whose tympanum an oblong panel surrounds a tablet inscribed
"This ALMSHOUSE Founded time immemorial for the maintenance of six antient Men and
five Women was Endowed AD 1418 by JOHN STRECH Esqr and Rebuilt by HENRY DRAX and
JOHN PITT Esqrs. AD 1741." Square wooden bellcote over pediment, with round arches
with moulded voussoirs and keystones, flanked by pilasters taking full entablature,
and ogival lead roof. 2 storeys. 6 modern casements on 1st floor, plus 3 blocked
windows. 8 late C19 casements on ground floor. Planked door up 2 steps, in blocked
semi-circular arch, framed by blocked pilasters taking entablature with keystone.
Sun Insurance Company Badge.
Nos 2 to 20 (even) form a group.
Listing NGR: SY9237087380
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