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Foord Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rochester, Medway

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Latitude: 51.3775 / 51°22'38"N

Longitude: 0.4947 / 0°29'41"E

OS Eastings: 573720

OS Northings: 167221

OS Grid: TQ737672

Mapcode National: GBR PPT.RWF

Mapcode Global: VHJLT.JMDX

Entry Name: Foord Almshouses

Listing Date: 24 October 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 173139

Location: Medway, ME1

County: Medway

Electoral Ward/Division: Rochester West

Built-Up Area: Rochester

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Borstal St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 76 NW
2/206 Foord Almshouses
Nos 48-64
Almshouses 1932. E Guy Dawber architect, G E Walls and Sons,
builders. English bond red brick, stone dressings, old tile
roof. Neo-vernacular style of C17, with Baroque reference. 2
storeys and single storey, 'U' plan courtyard. 2 storey axial
centrepiece, single storey canted wings in north range, east and
west 2 storey returns. 4 window centre with 3 and 4 light stone
casements with leaded lights. Central round arched entrance in
recessed bay with plaque and date 1932, Dutch gabled roof, hipped
end gables with 2 stacks. Single storey wings have 2 and 6-light
casements, double doors with leaded lights. Steeply pitched roof
with 4 stacks. 2 storey returns have gabled oriels to south, 2
storey bay window to inward facing returns, hipped roofs with
stacks. Statue in centre of court by Ernest Gillik of Flora (?)
formerly the apex to Cupola in main court (Foord Almshouses Nos
1-47 (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ7370667222

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