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Horncastle Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Southcote, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4452 / 51°26'42"N

Longitude: -1.0258 / 1°1'32"W

OS Eastings: 467801

OS Northings: 172254

OS Grid: SU678722

Mapcode National: GBR Q6K.QC

Mapcode Global: VHDWS.5XKZ

Entry Name: Horncastle Almshouses

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113544

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39091

Location: Reading, RG30

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Southcote

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Tilehurst St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Horncastle Almshouses
Nos 1 to 6 (consec)

SU 67 SE 16/297 II

1852. Tudor style 1 1/2 storeys red brick with grey brick diapers and stone dressings. Old tile roof. 6 ridge chimneys with paired shafts and alternately spiral and diapered raised patterning. 6 gabled dormers with 3 light mullion casement windows (leaded panes). Six 4-light similar casement windows on ground floor. Slight central break with pediment, grey brick headers with red brick quoins, Tudor archway with beaded door and rubbed brick relieving arch. Throughpassage to individual rear access. Modernized and rear outshuts altered. Central stone tablet in front inscribed: "These Almshouses were erected and endowed by the late Mrs Elizabeth May and Miss Mary Lyne of Burghfield in this county for 6 poor women, 3 belonging to Tilehurst and 3 to Burghfield parishes. January 1st 1852". 4 foot high brick wall to street with stone capped gatepiers in centre.

Listing NGR: SU6780172254

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

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