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The Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Chart with Singleton, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1431 / 51°8'35"N

Longitude: 0.8316 / 0°49'53"E

OS Eastings: 598161

OS Northings: 142019

OS Grid: TQ981420

Mapcode National: GBR RWV.72L

Mapcode Global: VHKKM.CJGJ

Entry Name: The Almshouses

Listing Date: 10 October 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 180944

Location: Great Chart with Singleton, Ashford, Kent, TN23

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Great Chart with Singleton

Built-Up Area: Ashford (Ashford)

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1.
5272 GREAT CHART THE STREET
(south-east side)
The Almshouses
(Nos 1, 2 and 3)
TQ 9842 26/8
II
2.
Three cottages, the north-east and centre ones founded as almshouses in 1583
by Francis Toke of Godinton, and rebuilt probably by Nicholas Roundell Toke
in 1833, the south-west one added 1899 in matching style. One storey ashlar.
Tiled roof with shaped Dutch gable ends. Six casement windows with dripstones
over. In the centre of the 2 original cottages is a porch with a shaped gable
containing a stone inscribed:- "This Almshouse for 2 aged persons was founded
and endowed by Francis Toke Esquire, Anno Domini 1583 and rebuilt Anno Domini
1833". At the south-west end of the south-west cottage is a similar porch
with a stone inscribed:- "This Almshouse was erected by the Trustees of the
Toke and Streeter Almshouse Charity AD 1899".


Listing NGR: TQ9816642024

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