Woborne's Almhouses With Its Boundary Walling 5 Metres To East And South

Woborne's Almhouses With Its Boundary Walling 5 Metres To East And South, Bond Street, Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


8/1 Woborne's Almhouses, with its boundary walling 5 metres to East and South


- II

Almhouses. Late C19 rebuilding. Local cut and squared stone with Ham stone dressings, with Welsh slated roof and tall stone chimney stocks. A 2-storied building with gables to each of the 7-bays, bays, 1, 4 and 7 being wider and projecting. Centre bay of one storey, representing the hall or chapel, flunked by both clasping and angled buttresses, the former terminating in an Octogon quasi - battlemented; there is a C14 style 3-light traceried window with trefoil window over: the outer bays have flair chamfer mullioned windows without labels but with relieving arches over, with plain sash window with one horizontal glazing bar to each casement, 3-lights to ground floor and 2-lights to first floor. The remaining bays here 2-light windows to both levels, the upper windows having no relieving arches: doorways to bays 3 and 5 (the later row with a window) with segmental arch door and label ith horizontal return over sidelight.

Simple matching side elevations to both Peter Street and South Street. The interior not inspected. Also included the boundary walling, averaging 1.2 metres high, local stone with bold copings, gate piers with double pitched finials, and the simple iron railings with cross finials, as being integral to the setting.

The almhouse was founded in 1416 by John Stone, Rector of Tintinhull, and re-founded by John Woborne, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, London, 1476.

Listing NGR: ST5581815871


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0882 IOE Records taken by Brian Haigh; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Haigh, Brian

Rights Holder: Haigh, Brian


Ham Hill Stone, Iron, Stone, Welsh Slate, Victorian Almshouse, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare, Domestic, Residential Building, Gate Pier, Unassigned, Boundary Wall, Monument <By Form>, Wall, Barrier, Boundary, Railings