BRIDGES ALMSHOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384596
Date first listed:
27-Feb-1950
Statutory Address:
BRIDGES ALMSHOUSES, 46-56, BRISTOL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BRIDGES ALMSHOUSES, 46-56, BRISTOL ROAD

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

District:
Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Keynsham
National Grid Reference:
ST 64983 68928

Details

KEYNSHAM

ST6468 BRISTOL ROAD 739-1/3/22 (North side) 27/02/50 Nos.46-56 (Even) Bridges Almshouses

II

Terrace of six almshouses. 1685, founded by Sir Thomas Bridges, with minor C19 alterations. Squared, coursed limestone with ashlar dressings, copings, pantile roof and brick stacks: 2 end and 2 mid-ridge. Founded by Sir Thomas Bridges. PLAN: each a single-depth plan with paired through-passages. EXTERIOR: each cottage is a 2-storey; 2-window range. Long continuous range of three symmetrical pairs of houses, with string-courses to both floors, steeply pitched gabled roof with plain eaves line. Ground-floor has 3-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows with 4-pane early C19 casements and paired, deeply recessed plank doors with decorative hinges and single rectangular lights; first-floor has 2-light ovolo-moulded mullion windows with 3-pane early C19 casements. Two armorial cartouches set below first-floor string-course between Nos 48/50 and Nos 52/54: Lady Anna Rodney (lion) and Sir Thomas Bridges (cross). INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: reputedly built for the poor widows of men killed in the Monmouth Rebellion. A well preserved example of a civic building type with local historical significance. (White E: Keynsham and Saltford: Keynsham: 1990-: 5, 42; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 210).





Listing NGR: ST6498368928

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
485031
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 210
White, E , Keynsham and Saltford, (1990), 5, 42

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 2000
Reference: IOE01/01185/07
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