THE TOUNSON ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1270992
Date first listed:
19-May-1950
Statutory Address:
THE TOUNSON ALMSHOUSES, 10-13, KINGSBURY STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TOUNSON ALMSHOUSES, 10-13, KINGSBURY STREET

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Calne
National Grid Reference:
ST 99906 70868

Details

CALNE

ST9970 KINGSBURY STREET 755-1/5/83 (South West side) 19/05/50 Nos.10-13 (Consecutive) The Tounson Almshouses

GV II*

Formerly known as: Nos.10-17 The Tounson Almshouses KINGSBURY STREET. Terrace of 8 paired almshouses, now 4. c1682, altered 1973. For John Tounson. Limewashed limestone rubble with ashlar ridge stacks and a stone slate roof. Single-depth plan, originally of one room each. Each of 2 storeys; 2-window range. Paired central heavy 3-plank doors with wrought-iron strap hinges with fleur-de-lys ends, and grille-covered peep holes, in chamfered wood frames with bar stops. Stone-mullioned windows with ovolo-moulded surrounds, and ground-floor label moulds; leaded metal casements with stays. Each a single-room plan, now with through-passage and side entrances. Rear elevation has a late C20 full-width timber verandah, small single-light windows with timber lintels, and 3 C20 inserted half dormers with leaded lights. Over the second doorway from the left is an inscribed plaque giving details of the original benefaction by John Tounson in 1683. INTERIOR: heavy lateral beams with roll stopped chamfers. Roof reported to have been renewed. A fine and complete row, executed in the local vernacular style. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Wiltshire: London: 1963-1975: 157).

Listing NGR: ST9990870868

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
456532
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1963), 157
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975), 157

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 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/05172/27
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