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Latitude: 51.4748 / 51°28'29"N
Longitude: -0.013 / 0°0'46"W
OS Eastings: 538090
OS Northings: 176968
OS Grid: TQ380769
Mapcode National: GBR L1.TMJ
Mapcode Global: VHGR7.Q6G7
Entry Name: John Penn and Widow Smith Almshouses
Listing Date: 8 June 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1079002
English Heritage Legacy ID: 200400
Location: Greenwich, London, SE10
Electoral Ward/Division: Greenwich West
Built-Up Area: Greenwich
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Greenwich St Alfege
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2016.
SOUTH STREET SE10 (East Side),
John Penn and Widow Smith Almshouses
(Formerly listed as: SOUTH STREET SE10 (East Side), Penn Almshouses)
Small group of almshouses in shallow U-shape around grass court. 1884. Red
brick with freestone dressings. 1 storey and attic, irregular fenestration.
High pitched tiled roof with pierced ridge tiles. Attic windows are in large
flush gabled dormers, breaking eaves; with blank tracery in gable ends. Group
of conjoined hexagonal chimney shafts. 1 and 2-light attic windows, stone mullioned
and transomed. Ground floor windows 3-light with stone mullions and 4-centred
heads. Similar heads to doors, 2 in projecting central feature with traceried
parapet and central gable. Small window between. 2 other doors in projecting
porches. All projections have stepped diagonal buttresses.
Inscription in plaque under porch gable: "These almshouses were erected in memory of John Penn by his widow Ellen penn. AnoD MDCCCIXXXIV."
Listing NGR: TQ3809076968
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