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Humphrey Babington House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7538 / 52°45'13"N

Longitude: -1.1464 / 1°8'47"W

OS Eastings: 457708

OS Northings: 317699

OS Grid: SK577176

Mapcode National: GBR 8L2.BZG

Mapcode Global: WHDHY.C1BN

Entry Name: Humphrey Babington House

Listing Date: 15 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189279

Location: Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Barrow upon Soar

Built-Up Area: Barrow upon Soar

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Barrow-upon-Soar Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 51 NE BARROW UPON SOAR NORTH STREET
3/21 Nos. 24-32 (Humphrey
Babington House)

GV II

Alms houses, dated 1825. Founded as a women's almshouse, extending the
original bequest of Humphrey Babington, founder of Theophilus Cave's almshouses.
White brickwork in a thin gothick style. 2 storeys 5 bays. Central bay a
projecting steeply pitched gable with polygonal chimneys on angles like turrets,
central doorway, a pointed arch beneath a hoodmould, blocked and now a window.
Above this a 2-light gothick arched window and over this, the inscription tablet
and a coat of arms. Gable is parapetted and has decorative string course
following the angle of the roof. This string course continues across the
facade, as does parapet. Other bays contain 2-light windows in gothick style,
with latticed panes and hoodmoulds. Corner buttresses and gable and chimney
stacks. The building was altered in 1976, to change the accommodation
internally.


Listing NGR: SK5770817699

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