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Bedford and Essex Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Watford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.654 / 51°39'14"N

Longitude: -0.3966 / 0°23'47"W

OS Eastings: 511017

OS Northings: 196240

OS Grid: TQ110962

Mapcode National: GBR 48.DP0

Mapcode Global: VHFSM.2PPD

Entry Name: Bedford and Essex Almshouses

Listing Date: 26 August 1952

Last Amended: 7 January 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 158141

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18

County: Hertfordshire

District: Watford

Town: Watford

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Watford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TQ 1196 SW

Bedford and Essex Almshouses
(No 1 to 8 consec)

Formerly listed as The Lord Essex Almshouses


1580 row of 8 almshouse cottages. Rendered, one storey and attic. Plain tile roofs with 4 massive paired brick chimney stacks. Regular front of 3 big gables and 2 smaller end gables. Overhanging eaves. Wood mullioned windows, 4-light in large gables, 2-light in end gables and ground floor. Simply moulded door openings, paired in central 3 sections. Queen strut roof trusses with straight bracing. Built by Francis, 2nd Earl of Bedford to house 8 poor women from Watford, Chenies and Langley.
RCHM 139.13

Listing NGR: TQ1101796240

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

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