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Latitude: 52.988 / 52°59'16"N
Longitude: -3.0416 / 3°2'29"W
OS Eastings: 330172
OS Northings: 343913
OS Grid: SJ301439
Mapcode National: GBR 73.HZL5
Mapcode Global: WH89B.75V5
Entry Name: Almshouse
Listing Date: 7 June 1963
Last Amended: 22 February 1995
Source ID: 15690
Building Class: Health and Welfare
Location: Set back from Church Street close to its junction with Pont Adam.
Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)
Built-Up Area: Ruabon
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Said to have been endowed by Vicar John Robinson and built by Vicar Richard Davis in 1711. Originally arranged around a courtyard three sides of which have now been demolished. The houses were renovated and extended by the Trustees of Ruabon United Charities in 1979.
Terrace of 5 single storey dwellings, painted brick, slate roof. Each unit has two windows which are 12-pane cast-iron casements with Gothick intersecting pointed heads on either side of entrances with doors probably of 1979. Chimneys in front wall are shared i.e. 1 chimney per 2 units, these have been altered. Rear elevations have extensions of 1979.
2 unit plan now extended, with new opening to extension to rear. Blocked corner fireplaces. Doors and fittings probably of 1979.
Listed for special historic interest as almshouses with C18 origins and for group value with other listed buildings on Church Street.
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