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Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich West, London

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Latitude: 51.4773 / 51°28'38"N

Longitude: -0.013 / 0°0'46"W

OS Eastings: 538088

OS Northings: 177238

OS Grid: TQ380772

Mapcode National: GBR L1.MDG

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.Q4HC

Entry Name: Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220818

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200382

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenwich West

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Greenwich St Alfege

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses
TQ 3877 26/G46 19.10.51.


Founded 1575 by Wm Lombarde. Rebuilt 1819. Rows of 2 storeys. Cottages grouped
around 3 sides of rectangular lawn. Centre group with chapel on axis with stone
Ionic portico of 3 bays - flanking columns are paired. Horizontal entablature
with blocking course. Brick pediment above at wall face with moulded stone
cornice, clock in tympanum and surmounted by bell cupole with wind vane. 3
cottages each side of chapel, side rows 7 cottages each. Yellow stock brick
2 windows. Low pitched slate roof with eaves. Recessed windows with glazing
bars. Small hoods on shaped brackets to doorways. Gables of North end of side
rows have coat-of-arms in stone roundel in tympanum of pediment and below a round-heade
arched blank window in arched recess with stone band at springing and inscribed
tablet above. Wrought-iron entrance gate. To the South are C19 early-mid cottages
forming part of the group; also one pair of cottages at either end of south range.

Queen Elizabeth's Almshouses and front railings and gates fdorm a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3808877238

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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