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Eagles Close Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5878 / 51°35'15"N

Longitude: -1.4242 / 1°25'27"W

OS Eastings: 439985

OS Northings: 187812

OS Grid: SU399878

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y6.DR4

Mapcode Global: VHC12.8CF5

Entry Name: Eagles Close Almshouses

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251252

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

WANTAGE POST OFFICE LANE
SU4087, SU3987NE (East side)
8/153, 9/153 Nos.l to 10 (consecutive),
Eagles Close Almshouses

GV II


Almshouses. Built 1867 for Town Commissioners. Flemish bond red brick with
limestone ashlar bands; old tile roof with decorative ridge tiles; brick stacks.
Row of "one-up, one-down" cottages with rear outshut. 2 storeys; 10-window
range. Pointed arches of alternating brick and stone ashlar voussoirs over plank
doors with decorative strap hinges. Similar tympanum arches over 3-light
ground-floor casements, some with H-L hinges: similar first-floor 2-light
casements. 4 offset buttresses divide each paired door. Ashlar bands beneath
first- and ground-floor window sills. Gabled roof with stone coping to parapets;
ridge stacks. Interior not inspected. Built in similar style to Nos.23 - 37 Mill
Street (q.v.) also of 1867.


Listing NGR: SU3998587812

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