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Merchant Taylor's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Chislehurst, London

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Latitude: 51.4597 / 51°27'34"N

Longitude: 0.0021 / 0°0'7"E

OS Eastings: 539188

OS Northings: 175310

OS Grid: TQ391753

Mapcode National: GBR L2.R6K

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.ZKGW

Plus Code: 9F32F252+VR

Entry Name: Merchant Taylor's Almshouses

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203229

Location: Lewisham, London, SE13

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Blackheath

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Lee St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

4424 (East Side )
Merchant Taylor's Almshouses

TQ 3975 15/L14
1826 with additions. Symmetrical south-facing group of shallow U-shape.
2 storeys. Main block of 7 3-bay double houses and side blocks of 4.
Pedimented 3-bay centre and ends. Cresting with arms of Guild over
pediment; and clock face in tympanum. Wood cupola on ridge above.
Moderately low pitched slated roof. Greyish yellow brick. Parapet
front with stone cornice. Pilasters support entablature at centre and
ends. Stone first floor band. Moulded architraves to casement windows
with glazing bars and to 6-panel double doors. Blank windows over doors.
Inscription over main door. "The Merchant Taylor's Almshouses, built
AD 1826. Master, Tho. Bulcock Burbidge Esq," with names of 4 wardens.
Round arched link between North and West blocks has stone impost blocks,
keystone and coping with central ball finial.
Another block of 2 similar double houses to south-east.

Merchant Taylor's Almshouses and Gate and Walls form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3918775310

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

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