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South Hams (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 53250 49415


SX 54 NW WEMBURY 8/193 29/3/84 Hele Almshouses


Six almshouses and chapel at the centre. 1682. Slate rubble with stone windows and doorways. Slate roof with gabled ends. One and a half storeys. Long seven bay range. The chapel at the centre is gabled and has round-headed doorway with imposts and keyblock and hood mould over with date 1881. Doorway flanked by small single-light stone windows and three-light window above. The chapel is flanked by three almshouses each having small gable with window with two four-centred arch lights and hood mould. Ground floor single-light four-centred arch windows with hood moulds and chamfered. Tudor-arched doorways. Slated weathering over ground floor chapel and first cottage either side. The other cottages have slate drips over their ground floor windows and doors. Large stone rubble chimney stacks at gable ends and ridge. Casement windows with leaded panels. Glazed doors. Chapel has plank door. Interiors of cottages are said to have exposed ceiling beams. The chapel has unceiled wagon roof. On east wall above the window some contemporary moulded plasterwork. The Almshouses and chapel were the gift of Sir Warwick Hele of Wembury House, High Sheriff of Devon.

Listing NGR: SX5325049415


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

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Date: 21 Jul 2005
Reference: IOE01/11896/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mel Ellis. Source Historic England Archive
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