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Sir William Drake's Almshouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6674 / 51°40'2"N

Longitude: -0.6211 / 0°37'15"W

OS Eastings: 495458

OS Northings: 197408

OS Grid: SU954974

Mapcode National: GBR F67.KR6

Mapcode Global: VHFSH.6C04

Entry Name: Sir William Drake's Almshouse

Listing Date: 22 December 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414497

Location: Amersham, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Amersham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Amersham with Coleshill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

1. AMERSHAM HIGH STREET
5134 (south side)

Nos 94 to 104 (even)
(Sir William Drake's
Almshouses)

SU 9597 SW 6/115 22.12.58

II*


2.
1657. Red brick, stone window and door dressings, old tile roof with moulded
brick cornice. Grouped round three sides of a garden court with brick wall on
fourth side. One storey, two and 3-light diamond leaded casements with stone
mullions and arched heads. Doorways with shallow arched heads. Central stone
coped gable with inscribed tablet on fluted consoles surmounted by open pediment
containing coat-of-arms in tymparium. Moulded brick floorband, three arched
openings. Side gables have dummy brick round-headed archways with impost bands
and keyblocks, surrounds of Roman Doric pilasters and entablature. A similar
archway in centre of part brick wall, leading to courtyard. Side and rear
elevations each have two large chimney stacks with tiled offsets and moulded
sailing courses. Gabled centre to rear elevation with three pointed arched
openings.

(RCHM I p 7 MON 29)


Listing NGR: SU9545597410

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