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THE HARRISON ALMSHOUSES

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.

Name: THE HARRISON ALMSHOUSES

List entry Number: 1118152

Location

THE HARRISON ALMSHOUSES, LONDON ROAD

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

County:

District: Wokingham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Twyford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Aug-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 41398

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SU 77 NE TWYFORD LONDON ROAD (south side) 2/32 1.8.52 The Harrison Almshouses

G.V. II*

Almshouses. 1640. Brick. Old tile roof. U-plan with coped gable ends. One storey, brick dentil eaves. Road front: tall flanking chimneys and central gabled porch with moulded brick coping and remains of brick finial. Central 3-centred arched opening moulded and splayed, with moulded brick pediment over and carved stone date panel in gable. The porch is flanked on each side by 3 bays of 3-light leaded casements in wood frames. In the courtyard formed by the projecting wings on the south-east side, the doors and windows have been altered. The wings are joined by a brick wall with central gateway with brick pediment on the axis of the main door. 6 tall chimneys project at regular intervals on east and west outer walls. Interior: Original brick fireplaces and old ledged doors. The court room to the right of the entrance has a contemporary panelled dado and screen to passage, with heavy moulded stiles and tails, small rectangular panels and 2 arched doorways with small key blocks. These doorways originally had dog-gates, now boarded over. The almshouses were renovated by the Trustees in 1966. B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.243. V.C.H. Vol.III p.251.

Listing NGR: SU7889876051

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1923), 251
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 243

National Grid Reference: SU7889876051

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