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St Giles Almshouses and Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Latitude: 51.5161 / 51°30'58"N

Longitude: -0.1225 / 0°7'21"W

OS Eastings: 530369

OS Northings: 181360

OS Grid: TQ303813

Mapcode National: GBR JB.NP

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T5L2

Entry Name: St Giles Almshouses and Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477470

Location: Camden, London, WC2B

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/105/1095 (North side)
15/01/73 No.17A
St Giles's Almshouses and walls and
(Formerly Listed as:
St Giles' Almshouses)


Quadrangle of 4 almshouses. Founded 1665, erected on this site
1790 and rebuilt 1885 by Edward Henry Burnell. Yellow stock
brick with red brick bands, strings and stone dressings.
Fishscale tile roofs with gables. Jacobean style. 2 ranges
forming 2 sides of quadrangle, 2 double fronted cottages in
each, all with 3 windows each. 2 storeys. Arched doorways with
dripmoulds with foliated labels, fanlights and ledged and
braced doors in slightly projecting gabled entrance bays with
oculus in the gable. Transom and mullion windows with C20
glazing. INTERIORS: simple.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached boundary walls with stone coping
surmounted by cast-iron railings. On wall at south end of
quadrangle of almshouses an inscribed York Stone tablet, dated
1790, recording former almshouses on the site; also a tablet
dated 1885 recording the rebuilding of the almshouses.

Listing NGR: TQ3036681361

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

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