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Whitaker's Charity Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Loughton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6584 / 51°39'30"N

Longitude: 0.0653 / 0°3'55"E

OS Eastings: 542956

OS Northings: 197529

OS Grid: TQ429975

Mapcode National: GBR N6.356

Mapcode Global: VHHMS.2LW1

Entry Name: Whitaker's Charity Almshouses

Listing Date: 29 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 118611

Location: Loughton, Epping Forest, Essex, IG10

County: Essex

District: Epping Forest

Civil Parish: Loughton

Built-Up Area: Loughton

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Loughton, St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

1/8 (access from Stony Path),
Nos. 1 to 6 Whitaker's
Charity Almshouses

- II

Terrace of almshouses, 1827. Stock brick, Flemish bond, with stone dressings
and slate roof. Half-H plan, consisting of 4 almshouses in a line with 2
entrance lobbies, 2 doors off each (nos. 2 and 3 sharing one entrance lobby,
nos. 4 and 5 sharing the other), nos. 1 and 6 forming crosswings at each end.
Aspect SE. Double chimney stack in middle (serving nos. 3 and 4), 4 other
single chimney stacks, all axial. External porches to nos. 1 and 6 at SE ends
of crosswings. Single storey. Half-glazed doors inside gabled porches at
each end, with stone arches of 4-centred curvature with drip moulds. 2 similar
arches over the 2 entrance. lobbies in main range. 4 windows, C19 wooden
casements with fixed light over, heavy tracery of 4-centred curvature in the
fixed lights, stone arches over as described above. In the middle, recessed
plaster panel with 3 diamonds in irregular cartouche with acanthus border and
mutilated inscription AW 1827. The Charity was established by the will of Anne
Whitaker of Loughton Hall, proved in 1825. (Reports of the Charity
Commissioners, Essex, 1819-1837, p.231).

Listing NGR: TQ4295697529

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