This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
In the entry for
9/45 CHURCH STREET (West side)
Almshouses [Nos 1 to 12 (consec)] The previous listing date of 25.8.60 shall be added
5224 CHURCH STREET (west side)
Almhouses [Nos 1 to 12 (consec)] SP 1539 SW 9/45
Remarkable and intact group of Jacobean almshouses. Built 1612 and cost 1,000.
"I"-plan in honour of James I. Architect the same as for Campden House and the Market Hall; for Sir Baptist Hicks. Ashlar on moulded plinth, stopped for doors.
Cotswold stone roof, gabled end breaks. Centre portion has 8 gables, all with verges and finials and joined by parapet. Two storeys, 10 windows - 3 and 4 light (latter with king mullions) stone ovolo mullion type with cornice mould continuous on ground floor. Six Tudor-arched double ogee doorways - Nos 3-10 lobby type with wooden ovolo - moulded frames to inner doors. Two Tudor arched doors on gable ends with flanking chimney breaks (diagonal stacks). Stone chimmeys with moulded caps and weathering. Central heraldic panel with motto "Nondum Metam".
Rear similar to front, but with ground floor extensions.
Date 1625 scratched on north gable.
Listing NGR: SP1536339330
© Lorna Freeman. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Freeman, Lorna
Rights Holder: Freeman, Lorna
Ashlar, Stone, Tudor Almshouse, Elizabethan Religious Ritual And Funerary, Stuart Health And Welfare, Jacobean Domestic, Residential Building
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