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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.


List entry Number: 1256722



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

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Newton Abbot

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-Mar-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464614

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SX8570 WOLBOROUGH STREET 1012-1/10/157 (South side) 22/03/83 Mackrell's Almshouses


Terrace of almshouses. 1874 by JW Rowell, extended in the same style 1894. MATERIALS: Devon limestone crazy-paving rubble, continuous slate roof with moulded rubblestone ridge stacks to party walls. PLAN: double-depth plans. EXTERIOR: one- and two- storeys with attics; symmetrical 15-window range, each house is one-window range. Plinths and rubblestone relieving arches and stone mullions to 2-light first-floor windows. Two entrance bays flanking the centre are stepped forward with wrought-iron finials to the coped gables and pierced trefoils to the apexes; transom and trefoil heads to the first-floor windows; diagonal offset buttresses below moulded string courses to the ground floor flank pointed-arched entrances with labelled hoodmoulds. The right-hand entrance has an inscription in the tympanum over a shouldered-arched opening which reads "By the grace of God the Mackrell alms-houses built and endowed by Thomas and Sophia Mackrell, natives of Wolborough were extended by the erection of eight additional dwellings in the year of Our Lord 1894." A similar inscription to the left-hand entrance is dated 1874. Three groups of six almshouses to each side have similar smaller gables to half dormers with shouldered arches to each 3-pane light of the first-floor windows. A low wall with chamfered coping supports moulded columns with diagonal braces to lean-to glass and slate verandah roofs between gabled and buttressed porches to each house. Three-light to the left and four-light ground-floor windows to the right have timber mullions and transoms. Larger units to each end are similar to the entrance range with 3-light windows and entrances in gabled porches to the returns. The rear is in similar style. INTERIOR: not inspected. A distinguished composition in Devonian limestone, by a noteworthy local architect.

Listing NGR: SX8544670935

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National Grid Reference: SX 85446 70935


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