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Nos. 1-10 Grays Alms Houses

A Grade I Listed Building in Taunton Deane, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0148 / 51°0'53"N

Longitude: -3.098 / 3°5'52"W

OS Eastings: 323074

OS Northings: 124504

OS Grid: ST230245

Mapcode National: GBR M1.J8ZK

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DF.GXB

Entry Name: Nos. 1-10 Grays Alms Houses

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232341

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269705

Location: Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA1

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Town: Taunton Deane

Electoral Ward/Division: Taunton Manor and Wilton

Built-Up Area: Taunton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/02/2017

ST 2324 NW 12/10
ST 2524 SW 14/10

EAST STREET (South Side)
Nos 1-10 Grays Alms Houses

(Formerly listed as Gray's Almshouses, EAST STREET)


Founded by Robert Gray to 1015 for poor single women. Two storey range. Leaded casement windows are mostly new, otherwise few alterations. The East Street front is of dark red brick with nine large chimney stacks, paired shafts set diagonally. Ashlar dressings and stone plinth. Weathered string over ground floor. Old tile roof. Square bell cupola with weather vane. Three and two-light stone mullioned windows. Three entrances with tablet above one bearing the arms of Robert Gray, dated 1635, another arms of the Merchant Tailors. Access to the dwellings by corridors along the back of each dlmop. Small room used as chapel has original benches and painted ceiling.

Nos 1-10 Grays Alms Houses and Nos 48 to 54 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2307424504

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

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