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Condlyffe Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1008 / 53°6'2"N

Longitude: -2.0244 / 2°1'27"W

OS Eastings: 398465

OS Northings: 355956

OS Grid: SJ984559

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.R03

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.WB66

Entry Name: Condlyffe Almshouses

Listing Date: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461625

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: Leek

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


611-1/1/50 (North West side)
Condlyffe Almshouses


Almshouses. Dated 1882. Red brick with stone dressings and
half-timbering in upper storeys, red plain-tiled roofs.
Domestic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: 2 identical blocks. Each block symmetrically planned
with paired 2-storeyed central gables flanked by single-storey
entrance blocks linked to low gabled outer wings. Central
blocks have wide 3-light stone mullioned and transomed windows
to ground floor, with stepped mullioned windows in attic
storey above. Leaded glazing. Stone ribs and bands form
hoodmould to lower windows. Half-timbering in upper storey.
Overhanging eaves with finials and cresting to gable roofs.
Stepped mullioned and transomed windows with leaded glazing in
outer gables, with half-timbering in the apex above, and tiny
leaded loft-lights. Triple doorways (renewed) in low blocks
linking these gables. Axial stacks between central gables and
to rear of outer gables, with moulded brick caps.
Inscription on bargeboards of gables, partially mutilated, but
recording 'the days of my labour o lord though hast blest.
Blest be the hand .. the love .. and on the days of my rest';
'the lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from
this time forth for evermore'.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The design of the almshouses was attributed to Norman Shaw by
MH Miller, a local historian writing in 1891.
(Miller MH: Olde Leek: Historical Biographical, Anecdotal and
Archaeological: Leek: 1891-).

Listing NGR: SJ9846555956

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