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John Penn and Widow Smith Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200400

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10

County: London

District: Greenwich

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

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2016.

TQ 3876

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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