Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1293743

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1947

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Feb-1991



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County: Surrey

District: Waverley (District Authority)

Parish: Godalming

National Grid Reference: SU 98184 44808


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GODALMING MEADROW SU 9844 (east side) 3/163 The Almshouses, Wyatt's Close (formerly listed as 18.12.47 Wyatt's Almshouses) GV I 10 almshouses, now 8 flats, with chapel. 1622 for founder Richard Wyatt (Master Carpenter of the Carpenters' Company of London); altered C20. Orange-red brick in English bond, some Bargate rubblestone; plain tile roofs. 2 storeys; 10 single-cell almshouses flanking central, projecting gabled chapel. Symmetrical facade. Moulded plinth. To each cell a round-arched board door with chamfered architrave and a 3-light, chamfered brick-mullioned casement window with stanchions and diamond-leaded lights to each floor, those on 1st floor under gables. Chapel has central entrance, with later panelled door in surround as before set in chamfered flat-arched recess with hoodmould; above it are tripled arched windows in stone surround having stone sill, old glazing 'hoodmould' and clock face in head of central window; chamfered recess above has painted panel with coat of arms and inscription recording foundation. Raised verges with stone coping; 10 stacks with coupled flues to rear; weather-vane to chapel gable. Rear: ground floor of rubblestone, the whole dominated by the external stacks of galleted rubblestone with brick plinths, quoins and upper parts, which have offsets and coupled diagonally-set flues with tabling. Between stacks are paired doors (to each cell) in stop-chamfered timber surrounds, some battened board doors surviving but others now windows,all now having weather-boarded lean-to porches. In the side of each stack is a squint fire-window (lighting inglenook). Chapel has segmental-arched window opening, the window with arched central light, and chamfered slit vent to gable. Returns: each gable has a small chamfered window. Interior: almshouses have chamfered, Tudor-arched, brick fireplaces, with side bread-ovens to the large, ground-floor fireplaces; stop- chamfered joists; brick partition walls supporting cross-beams. Chapel: braced, collared-rafter roof trusses with central, chamfered and stopped tie-beam; benches along walls fronted by panelled rails, that on right having newel-type end-post supporting hexagonal, iron-mnwi collecting box; plain box pulpit to rear wall; Commandment Tables on rear walls; Coat of Arms in rear window; on right wall, brass commemorating the gift of Richard Wyatt (d.1619) depicts Wyatt and his children (all kneeling).

Listing NGR: SU9818444808


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Legacy System number: 291443

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