TOMKINS ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1368299
Date first listed:
19-Jan-1951
Statutory Address:
TOMKINS ALMSHOUSES, OCK STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOMKINS ALMSHOUSES, OCK STREET

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Vale of White Horse (District Authority)
Parish:
Abingdon on Thames
National Grid Reference:
SU 49283 97016

Details

1. 752 OCK STREET (North Side)

SU 4997 1/12 19.1.51 Tomkin's Almshouses

II* GV

2. Founded 1733. A unified composition, consisting of eight dwellings in two parallel ranges, end gables to the road, linked by a gateway and pedimented tower. Tiled roofs. Two storeys. To Ock Street, two 'Dutch' gable ends with stone coping and two ball finials. Blue brick, red brick rusticated dressings to windows and painted pilastered quoins. One window each storey. To first floor, flat arched two light casement, band continues cills. To ground floor, segmental arched windows with keystone, four light casement, above recessed panel. Brick gate piers, stone coping and ball finials, double doors. Two stone srteps. Tile Almshouses face the courtyard. Blue brick with red brick rusticated dressings two windows. Dentil and red brick cornice. Segmental arched windows with labels. Leaded casements. Blue brick recessed aprons to windows. Segmental arched doorways, stone architrave with keystone. Central archway, stone architrave with keystone, has a brick castellated parapet above. Taller, gabled gateway block has central archway with stone keystone and impost bands below a panel with inscription and circular lunette, blocked, with stone architrave, flanked by brick panels with stone ball finials and surmounted by a small pediment, plain linking walls. Weather vane dated "1733 BT". Two tall chimney stacks. Conduit Road elevation. Red and blue brick on rubble base. Dentil cornice. Two single light windows flank Ely's Conduit (qv), leaded casements, segmental brick architraves.

Nos. 23 and Tomkin's Almshouses form a group.

Listing NGR: SU4928397016

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
250439
Legacy System:
LBS

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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