BEDFORD AND ESSEX ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1101119
Date first listed:
26-Aug-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
07-Jan-1983
Statutory Address:
BEDFORD AND ESSEX ALMSHOUSES, 1-8, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
BEDFORD AND ESSEX ALMSHOUSES, 1-8, CHURCH STREET

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
Watford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 11017 96240

Details

TQ 1196 SW 10/49

CHURCH STREET Bedford and Essex Almshouses (No 1 to 8 consec) Formerly listed as The Lord Essex Almshouses

26.8.52

GV II 1580 row of 8 almshouse cottages. Rendered, one storey and attic. Plain tile roofs with 4 massive paired brick chimney stacks. Regular front of 3 big gables and 2 smaller end gables. Overhanging eaves. Wood mullioned windows, 4-light in large gables, 2-light in end gables and ground floor. Simply moulded door openings, paired in central 3 sections. Queen strut roof trusses with straight bracing. Built by Francis, 2nd Earl of Bedford to house 8 poor women from Watford, Chenies and Langley. RCHM 139.13

Listing NGR: TQ1101796240

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
158141
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

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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