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ALMSHOUSES AND ATTACHED FRONT GARDEN WALLS

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: ALMSHOUSES AND ATTACHED FRONT GARDEN WALLS

List entry Number: 1251415

Location

ALMSHOUSES AND ATTACHED FRONT GARDEN WALLS, 1, 2, 3 AND 4, B4026

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Spelsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Aug-1988

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434105

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SPELSBURY B4026 SP3421-3521, SP3421-3521 (West side) 16/154, 17/154 Nos.1, 2, 3 and 4 Almshouses 27/08/57 and attached front garden walls (Formerly listed as Almshouses)

II

Row of 4 almshouses and garden wall. 1688 for John Cary, extended C20. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with ashlar ridge stacks. Single-unit rear outshut plans with small rear-extensions. One storey plus attic. Symmetrical 4-gabled front has leaded 2-light stone-mullioned windows at both floors, and each cottage has a chamfered stone doorway with a ribbed oak door. Hipped roof has 3 stacks with plinths and moulded caps. Central moulded datestone, below a straight label, is inscribed "Cary/II/1688", A re-set stone sundial to extreme left has a scrolled hood with a cherub face and is probably C17. Rear of row has a catslide roof and 2 single-storey stone-tiled extensions. Interior: stop-chamfered spine beams; butt-purlin roof. Front garden wall, approx. 1.2m high, extends from both ends of the row and encloses a narrow area with a central gateway. The sundial is said to have come from the village poor-house. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p775)

Listing NGR: SP3500021776

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 775

National Grid Reference: SP3500021776

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