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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1070263



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

County: Kent

District: Dover

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Goodnestone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Dec-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 177969

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GOODNESTONE THE STREET TR 25 SE (east side) 3/108 The Gabriel Richards Almshouses (formerly listed 13.10.52 as Almshouses) GV II* Almshouses. Mid C17, extended C18. Red brick and plain tiled roof. The C18 wing of 2 storeys and hipped roof with stacks to rear left and to rear right. Two leaded 3 light wooden casements on each floor, with segmental heads on ground floor, and central segmentally headed boarded door. C17 range: entrance front of 2 storeys on plinth with plat band and moulded dogtooth eaves cornice. Two large stacks project at left and at right, each with 2 star-shaped moulded flues. Irregular fenestration of wooden casements with 2 light rendered brick mullioned window over door to centre left, the door with flat hood on brackets with side screens. More rendered mullioned windows, irregularly placed on rear elevation. Shaped gable to left, with giant pilasters to left and right, with full entablature in brick supporting broken segmental pediment with a pediment thrusting upwards through it, possibly copying the pattern at Broome Park (1635-8). The charity was endowed by Gabriel Richards in his will dated 1671, but the building was already standing. The charity was for 4 aged decayed gentlemen or gentlewomen, born in Kent, and with preference to his own relations. (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 335-6; see also Hasted, IX, 247; see also Gabriel Richard's monument in Church of the Holy Cross, Goodnestone.)

Listing NGR: TR2541554411

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hasted, E, History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, (1797), 247
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 335-6

National Grid Reference: TR 25663 54761


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