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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1307408
English Heritage Legacy ID: 189279
Location: Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12
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
SK 51 NE BARROW UPON SOAR NORTH STREET
3/21 Nos. 24-32 (Humphrey
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
Listing NGR: SK5770817699
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