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Barker's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Nicholas, Hurst, Wokingham

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Latitude: 51.4498 / 51°26'59"N

Longitude: -0.8575 / 0°51'26"W

OS Eastings: 479491

OS Northings: 172930

OS Grid: SU794729

Mapcode National: GBR C60.01C

Mapcode Global: VHDWW.3T1G

Entry Name: Barker's Almshouses

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Last Amended: 17 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117404

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41228

Location: St. Nicholas, Hurst, Wokingham, RG10

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: St. Nicholas, Hurst

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Hurst

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south side)

5/15 Barker's Almshouses
(Formerly listed as
1.8.52 Hurst Almshouses)

Almshouses. Dated 1664, brick, narrow brick string over ground floor windows,
hipped old tile roof, 2 symmetrical chimneys on main block, cruciform on plan.
2 storeys. North front has 7 bays, 6 semi-dormer windows with 3-light lattice
leaded casements and hipped old tile roof with lead ridges.Below each semi-dormer
is a similar but larger 3-light casement in wooden frame.In centre bay a ledged
door with board hood and string broken up to form drip, and above a stone
inscription panel with stone cartouche over carried up into the roof.Inscription:-
"The hospital for the Maintenance of eight poor persons each at 6d.per diem
for ever was Erected and Founded in ye year 1664 at the sole charge of
WILLIAM BARKER of Hurst in the county of Wilts.Esq, who died on ye
25th March, 1685 and lyes buried in the South Chancel of this Parish
Henry Fairfax Esq. His Newphew and Heire M.P."
Interior is of no special interest.
VCH p.248 B.O.E.Berkshire p.210

Listing NGR: SU7949272929

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