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The Almshouses Including Garden Wall and Gate Piers in Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6402 / 50°38'24"N

Longitude: -3.4743 / 3°28'27"W

OS Eastings: 295842

OS Northings: 83320

OS Grid: SX958833

Mapcode National: GBR P2.MH6X

Mapcode Global: FRA 37MC.SC6

Entry Name: The Almshouses Including Garden Wall and Gate Piers in Front

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85894

Location: Kenton, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Kenton

Built-Up Area: Kenton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

KENT0N CHURCH STREET (north side), Kenton
SX 98 SE

6/218 The Almshouses including garden
- wall and gate piers in front


Almshouses. 1888, built by the Courtenays of Powderham Castle. Red brick with
yellow brick and stone dressings ; slate roof with crested ridge tiles with 2 gables
to the front with bands of purple and grey slate. Central axial stack and end stacks
with brick shafts. Gothic.
Plan: U plan, a small single depth central block with short front wings to the left
and right with a verandah on the front between the wings. 2 front doors into the
main block to left and right, below the verandah.
Exterior: Single storey. Symmetrical 1:2:1 window front with curly bargeboards to
the gable ends of the wings and a 5-bay verandah on timber posts with curly struts,
the verandah with 2 gables to the front with Gothic timber tracery. Plank front
doors ; each wing has a 2-light transomed timber window with a depressed 2-centred
arch with glazing bars and a small 1-light window to the attic.
Interior: Not inspected.
A low brick wall to the garden in front of the almshouses has brick gate piers with
Gothic stone finials and is included in the listing.
An attractive well-preserved and nicely detailed almshouse block immediately south
east of the parish church. Group value with Nos. 1-9 Church Street, south of the

Listing NGR: SX9584183322

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

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