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Ryves Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blandford Forum, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8581 / 50°51'29"N

Longitude: -2.1643 / 2°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 388530

OS Northings: 106518

OS Grid: ST885065

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZG.5MB

Mapcode Global: FRA 66CT.SRL

Entry Name: Ryves Almshouses

Listing Date: 27 October 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102263

Location: Blandford Forum, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Blandford Forum

Built-Up Area: Blandford Forum

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Blandford Forum St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Ryves Almshouses
ST 8806 1/103 27.10.50.


Founded by George Ryves in 1682 for l0 poor persons. Long 1-storey red brick
range with projecting wings at each end forming 3-sided court. Plain-tile roof
with stone slates at eaves. 6 good brick chimneys with sunk panels and moulded
caps. Gable-ends to road have moulded brick kneelers. Coved cornice, In centre
is small gable with cove continued up verges. In the gable is a tablet commenorating
the foundation and a cartouche with arms of founder above. Windows are 2-lights
stone casements. Round-headed brick doorways.

Listing NGR: ST8853006518

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

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