Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1308488

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Nov-1983

Statutory Address: ALMSHOUSES, 1-4, STYDD


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Statutory Address: ALMSHOUSES, 1-4, STYDD

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

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley (District Authority)

Parish: Ribchester

National Grid Reference: SD 65382 35805



8/150 Nos 1 to 4 (Almshouses) 25.7.52 (formerly listed as Stydd Almshouses under Stydd Lane)


Almshouses, founded under the will of John Shireburne, who died in 1726. Sandstone ashlar and brick (the sides and rear pebbledashed) with stone slate roof. 2 storeys, unusual for alms houses. The central portion projects with a truncated shaped gable, topped by a cornice. On the 1st floor is an arcade of 3 semi-circular moulded arches with keystones, 2 unfluted Doric columns and 2 similar half columns as responds. The 2 outer openings have stone balustrades. This is approached by a central flight of 16 stone steps, curving outwards at the bottom and having a solid parapet with shaped coping. This is flanked on the ground floor by 2 open door surrounds with cyma mouldings. Behind the arcade on the 1st floor are 3 doors of 2 raised and fielded panels each. On the ground floor, visible through the outer stone doorways, are 3 similar doors and 2 sashed windows with glazing bars. On each side of this central portion is one bay of the main building, having sashed windows with glazing bars in plain stone surrounds of quarter-round section. The end gables have copings and chimney caps. At the rear are modern windows with plain reveals.

Listing NGR: SD6538635802


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

Legacy System number: 183036

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing