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THE ALMS COTTAGES

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 ALMS COTTAGES

List entry Number: 1136685

Location

THE ALMS COTTAGES, 10 AND 12, SHEFFORD ROAD

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

County:

District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Clifton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Nov-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Jan-1985

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 37817

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TL 1638 CLIFTON SHEFFORD ROAD 12/31

18.11.75 Nos. 10 and 12 (The Alms Cottages) /formerly listed as (Clifton Almshoused)/ II Pair of almshouses. Upened 1872. Door dripmoulds have inscriptions: "Gleaner & Sower", "Widows homes", a reference to 2 monthly magazines. The Little Gleaner for the Young and The Sower. The editor of these, the Rev. Septimus Sears (Minister of the Strict and Particular Baptist Chapel for 35 years from 1844), drew on the profits of the magazines to partly finance the building of the almshouses. Colourwashed brick, pyramidal clay tile roof. Small single- storeyed rectangular block with symmetrical facade. A large 4-light wood mullioned window with slender transom is flanked by doors of 6 vertical panels with pegged cover strips. Each opening has square label with inscription, that to window reading: "A judge of the widows is God in his Holy habitation". Central brick double ridge stack.

Listing NGR: TL1638538914

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Sears, Reverend S, The Little Gleaner for the Young
Sears, Reverend S, The Sower

National Grid Reference: TL 16385 38914

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