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The Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornton in Craven, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9318 / 53°55'54"N

Longitude: -2.1487 / 2°8'55"W

OS Eastings: 390330

OS Northings: 448415

OS Grid: SD903484

Mapcode National: GBR FQFZ.L9

Mapcode Global: WHB7C.YFYP

Entry Name: The Almshouses

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Last Amended: 31 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296804

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324521

Location: Thornton in Craven, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Thornton in Craven

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


9/143 Nos 1 to 5 (inclusive)
The Almshouses
(formerly listed as
10.9.54 Almshouses)


Almshouses, 1815. Squared dressed stone, stone slate roof. One storey. 11 bay
symmetrical composition, alternating doors of six raised and fielded panels
with windows in plain stone surrounds, sashes with all glazing bars. Rusticated
quoins to ends and the central three bays, which are pedimented. The pediment
carries an oval cartouche inscribed "1815. These Almshouses for five poor
women were erected and endowed pursuant to the desire of Joseph Smith late
of the City of LONDON Banker, a native of this parish out of the residuary
estate of Rachel Smith his widow". Six stacks.

Listing NGR: SD9033048415

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