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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: 1114179



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kempston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-May-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36728

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2/91 St John's Homes - - II

Almshouses. Founded 1881 by Mrs Anne Jane Charles Williamson, for members of the Church of England. Red brick structure, ground floor clad in colour washed plaster with red brick dressings, first floor hung with decorative tiles, some mock timber framing to projecting gables. Clay tile roofs. 2- storeyed 5-bay main block, with single storeyed single-bay blocks to W and E, the latter with hipped roofs. Neo-vernacular style. To centre of main block is unusual bay window, canted to LH side only, overhung by large jettied gabled projection, itself with jettied attic. First floor has projecting 4- light window on brackets. Attic has crucifix to centre, and below it the letter "A.M.D.C." incised in bressumer. First floor bressumer incised with "In memoriam". Below first floor window are 4 plasterwork panels, 2 central ones with coats of arms, outer ones with "A.D." and '1881". To each end of main block is canted bay surmounted by smaller gabled and jettied first floor with 3-light projecting window. 2 recessed bays each have 3-light casement under cambered head to ground floor, and 2 small windows and one gabled projecting 2-light window to first floor. One 3-light window to each side wing. Frost windows are casements, upper part only with glazing bars. Coors, all of 6 panels with top pair glazed, are arranged 1-2-1-1-2-1 overall, and have tiled porch canopies. Variety of tall multiple stacks. Bargeboards to gables. Anne Williamson, herself a widow, inhabited the central first floor flat.

Listing NGR: TL0288347562

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National Grid Reference: TL 02883 47562


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