ALMSHOUSES INCLUDING FRONT WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1304115
Date first listed:
18-Mar-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
03-Apr-1986
Statutory Address:
ALMSHOUSES INCLUDING FRONT WALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ALMSHOUSES INCLUDING FRONT WALL

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

County:
Dorset
District:
East Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Wimborne St. Giles
National Grid Reference:
SU 03170 11983

Details

WIMBORNE ST GILES SU 0311 WIMBORNE ST GILES' VILLAGE

13/115 Almshouses including front wall (formerly listed as 18.3.55 the Almshouses)

GV II*

Range of 10 almshouses with central common room, c. 1624. Flemish-bond brickwork with tiled roof having end stone copings and brick kneelers. Heavy, moulded brick cornice. Diagonally set, paired brick stacks with moulded caps between almshouses. Single storey, 10 window range. Moulded, square-headed, 2-light stone mullioned windows. Paired ashlar doorways with depressed 4-centred heads and plank doors. Central former common room has an ashlar loggia of 3 round arches. The common room range is gabled above and bears a central cartouche of arms flanked by square-headed casement windows. The central doorway from the loggia to the former common room is highly ornate having a surround with arabesques to the uprights and palmette above. The doorway has moulded stiles and rails and a round-headed open panel above containing a fretwork panel with a carved grotesque mask. (RCHM, Dorset, vol V, p 94, no. 2).

Listing NGR: SU0317011984

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
107450
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1975), 94

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: 18 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04521/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr JE Leeson. Source Historic England Archive
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