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Tomkins Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6698 / 51°40'11"N

Longitude: -1.2888 / 1°17'19"W

OS Eastings: 449283

OS Northings: 197016

OS Grid: SU492970

Mapcode National: GBR 7YQ.BZ0

Mapcode Global: VHCY6.M919

Entry Name: Tomkins Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 250439

Location: Abingdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX14

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Abingdon on Thames

Built-Up Area: Abingdon

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Abingdon-on-Thames

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

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SU 4997 1/12 19.1.51 Tomkin's Almshouses


Founded 1733. A unified composition, consisting of eight dwellings in
two parallel ranges, end gables to the road, linked by a gateway and
pedimented tower. Tiled roofs. Two storeys.
To Ock Street, two 'Dutch' gable ends with stone coping and two ball
finials. Blue brick, red brick rusticated dressings to windows and
painted pilastered quoins. One window each storey. To first floor,
flat arched two light casement, band continues cills. To ground
floor, segmental arched windows with keystone, four light casement,
above recessed panel. Brick gate piers, stone coping and ball finials,
double doors. Two stone srteps.
Tile Almshouses face the courtyard. Blue brick with red brick rusticated
dressings two windows. Dentil and red brick cornice. Segmental arched
windows with labels. Leaded casements. Blue brick recessed aprons to
Segmental arched doorways, stone architrave with keystone. Central
archway, stone architrave with keystone, has a brick castellated parapet
above. Taller, gabled gateway block has central archway with stone
keystone and impost bands below a panel with inscription and circular
lunette, blocked, with stone architrave, flanked by brick panels with
stone ball finials and surmounted by a small pediment, plain linking
Weather vane dated "1733 BT". Two tall chimney stacks.
Conduit Road elevation. Red and blue brick on rubble base. Dentil
cornice. Two single light windows flank Ely's Conduit (qv), leaded
casements, segmental brick architraves.

Nos. 23 and Tomkin's Almshouses form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4928397016

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