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STRECHE'S ALMHOUSES

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: STRECHE'S ALMHOUSES

List entry Number: 1120010

Location

STRECHE'S ALMHOUSES, 2,4 AND 4A, EAST STREET

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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wareham Town

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-May-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Apr-1976

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 107958

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5190 EAST STREET (South Side)

Nos 2, 4 & 4A Streche's Almshouses) formerly listed as Streche's Almshouses) SY 9287 1/56 7.5.52.

II* GV

2. 1741. Colourwashed brick. Pitched Purbeck slate roof. Brick gable coping. Red brick stacks. 2 storeys. Blocked giant angle pilasters, and 2 pilasters taking central pediment, in whose tympanum an oblong panel surrounds a tablet inscribed "This ALMSHOUSE Founded time immemorial for the maintenance of six antient Men and five Women was Endowed AD 1418 by JOHN STRECH Esqr and Rebuilt by HENRY DRAX and JOHN PITT Esqrs. AD 1741." Square wooden bellcote over pediment, with round arches with moulded voussoirs and keystones, flanked by pilasters taking full entablature, and ogival lead roof. 2 storeys. 6 modern casements on 1st floor, plus 3 blocked windows. 8 late C19 casements on ground floor. Planked door up 2 steps, in blocked semi-circular arch, framed by blocked pilasters taking entablature with keystone. Sun Insurance Company Badge.

Nos 2 to 20 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY9237087380

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National Grid Reference: SY 92371 87380

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