PARSON'S ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252295
Date first listed:
19-Jun-1972
Statutory Address:
PARSON'S ALMSHOUSES, ST MARY'S STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARSON'S ALMSHOUSES, ST MARY'S STREET

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Ely
National Grid Reference:
TL 53797 80237

Details

ST MARY'S STREET 1. 1082 (South Side) TL 5379 2/211 Parson's Almshouses TL 5380 4/211

II GV

2. A range of buff coloured brick almshouses with stone dressings designed by G Basevi in the Tudor style and built in 1884. They have a long U shaped plan with a central tower on the south range and long single scorched wings extending to the north with short gabled cross wings to terminate the north ends. The windows are mainly 2 light, with some 3 light, casements with stone mullions and transomes. The doorways have 4-centred stone arches, lime central tower has an ogee slate roof with ornamental dormers, a central pointed arched window and a stone panel inscribed "These almshouses were erected 1844 through tile munificence of Thomas Parsons,an Ely benefactor of the 15th century". Roofs tiled, with paired circular chimney shafts on moulded bases.

Nos 13 to 29 (odd) and 29A, Parson's Almshouses form a group with Nos 20, 22. 22A, Nos 24 to 30 (even), Nos 34, 36, 36A, 38, Nos 40 to 60 (even), No 20 Church Lane and Parish Church of St Mary. Also Nos 13 o 29 (odd) 29A Parson's Almshouses & Nos 20, 22, 22A, Nos 24 to 30 (even), Nos 34, 36, 36A, 38 & Nos 40 to 60 (even) form a group with Nos 1 to 5 Downham Road.

Listing NGR: TL5379780237

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
435271
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 07 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03853/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Steve Cole. Source Historic England Archive
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