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Almshouses Including Front Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9073 / 50°54'26"N

Longitude: -1.9563 / 1°57'22"W

OS Eastings: 403170

OS Northings: 111984

OS Grid: SU031119

Mapcode National: GBR 41T.46S

Mapcode Global: FRA 66SP.XB5

Entry Name: Almshouses Including Front Wall

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Last Amended: 3 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107450

Location: Wimborne St. Giles, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Wimborne St. Giles

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wimborne St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

WIMBORNE ST GILES
SU 0311 WIMBORNE ST GILES' VILLAGE

13/115 Almshouses including front
wall (formerly listed as
18.3.55 the Almshouses)

GV II*

Range of 10 almshouses with central common room, c. 1624. Flemish-bond
brickwork with tiled roof having end stone copings and brick kneelers.
Heavy, moulded brick cornice. Diagonally set, paired brick stacks with
moulded caps between almshouses. Single storey, 10 window range. Moulded,
square-headed, 2-light stone mullioned windows. Paired ashlar doorways
with depressed 4-centred heads and plank doors. Central former common
room has an ashlar loggia of 3 round arches. The common room range is
gabled above and bears a central cartouche of arms flanked by square-headed
casement windows. The central doorway from the loggia to the former common
room is highly ornate having a surround with arabesques to the uprights and
palmette above. The doorway has moulded stiles and rails and a round-headed
open panel above containing a fretwork panel with a carved grotesque mask.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol V, p 94, no. 2).


Listing NGR: SU0317011984

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