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COUNTESS OF HARDWICKE 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: COUNTESS OF HARDWICKE ALMHOUSES

List entry Number: 1128200

Location

COUNTESS OF HARDWICKE ALMHOUSES, 123, 125, 127 AND 129, ERMINE WAY

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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Arrington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1979

Date of most recent amendment: 03-Sep-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 52674

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History

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Details

ARRINGTON ERMINE WAY TL 3250 (West side) 15/10 Nos 123, 125, 127, 16.7.79 129 (Countess of Hardwicke Almshouses) (formerly listed as Nos 119-129)

GV II

Six almshouses, now four. 1846 to the design of H E Kendall for Susan, fourth Countess of Hardwicke, in memory of her mother. Red brick and Ketton limestone dressings. Fishscale patterned tiled roof. Four symmetrically disposed ridge stacks, reproducing those of C17, with panelled sides in arched heads, stone dressings and entablature. Single range with wings at north and south ends. Single storey main range has a central porch with shaped gable parapet with shield of arms of Earls of Hardwicke to the tympanum. Four centred arch in square head with stepped stone label. Adjacent doorways with original boarded doors, cover strips and iron furniture. Four, three-light casements. Wings are of two storeys with shaped gable end parapets and rusticated stone quoins. Each has a casement at first floor and a three-light cross-frame casement at ground floor. Gabled porch in each angle, with similar adjacent doorways, one now blocked. There is a paved stone terrace on the front approached by a flight of three steps.

RCHM: West Cambs mon (8)

Listing NGR: TL3278250301

Selected Sources

Other
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire West, (1968)

National Grid Reference: TL 32782 50300

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