1-4 Church Terrace


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1-4, Church Terrace


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Statutory Address:
1-4, Church Terrace

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
St. Martin's
National Grid Reference:
SJ 32199 36328


SJ 33 NW 2/10


(formerly listed as The Almshouses, St Martin's)



II Almshouses. Dated 1698, altered 1810 with later repairs and additions. Red brick (mixed bond) with stone angle quoins and moulded eaves cornice carried up around central projecting pediment; hipped graded slate roof.

Formerly seven dwellings, now divided into four cottages. Single storey. Symmetrical fenestration: C20 casements (replacing C19 latticed windows) with C18 or early C19 gauged heads flanking paired entrances to left and right. Similar arrangement of windows to either side of entrance to pediment with doorways and adjoining windows in angles to left and right. Entrances all have C20 nail-studded doors and C19 rectangular overlights. Ridge stacks rebuilt in C19 red brick to left and right of pediment and integral end stacks. Datestone to pediment inscribed 'This School for the Education / of twelve poor Female Children / in the Doctrines of the Established Church / was instituted A.D. 1810 / By / Charlotte Vicountess Dungannon / Sit Deo Gloria.'

Another to right end wall reads 'These Alms Houses / for the Maintenance of Six Poor Women / were founded A.D. 1698 / by the Rt. Hon.ble Sir JOHN TREVOR Kt. / of BRYNKINALT / Speaker of the House of Commons and / Master of the Rolls during the Reigns / of King William III.rd and Queen Anne. / Deus nobis hac otia fecit.'

Listing NGR: SJ3218436328


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 239


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 13 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01904/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Garton - Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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