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Ash Almshouses, Retaining Wall and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.104 / 53°6'14"N

Longitude: -2.0259 / 2°1'33"W

OS Eastings: 398363

OS Northings: 356314

OS Grid: SJ983563

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.JLQ

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.V7GQ

Entry Name: Ash Almshouses, Retaining Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Last Amended: 14 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461593

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


611-1/6/19 (South side)
13/04/51 Nos.1-11 (Odd)
Ash Almshouses, retaining wall and
(Formerly Listed as:
Ash Almshouses)


Includes: Nos.2 AND 4 COMPTON.
Almshouses. 1676. Restored 1811. Concrete render over stone
with plain-tiled roofs.
EXTERIOR: one-and-a-half storeys, 7-window range, the gabled
dormers each housing paired round-arched windows. Paired
narrow round-arched windows each side of paired doorways with
shallow segmental heads and round-arched panels. Plaques over
each doorway inscribed with name of village from whence the
beneficiary was supposed to come. Return to Compton similarly
detailed, with paired central doors and flanking paired
round-arched windows, with 2 gabled dormers above. Ornate
moulded kneelers to coping of gables, and ball finials on end
gables. Axial stacks.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the properties are separated from the
road by a roughly coursed and squared stone retaining wall
surmounted by iron spearhead railings and incorporating a
milestone in the Broad Street elevation.

Listing NGR: SJ9836356314

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