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The Harrison Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Twyford, Wokingham

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Latitude: 51.4779 / 51°28'40"N

Longitude: -0.8653 / 0°51'55"W

OS Eastings: 478898

OS Northings: 176051

OS Grid: SU788760

Mapcode National: GBR C5L.B1M

Mapcode Global: VHDWV.Y3FV

Entry Name: The Harrison Almshouses

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118152

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41398

Location: Twyford, Wokingham, RG10

County: Wokingham

Civil Parish: Twyford

Built-Up Area: Twyford

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Ruscombe and Twyford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(south side)
1.8.52 The Harrison Almshouses

G.V. II*

Almshouses. 1640. Brick. Old tile roof. U-plan with coped gable ends.
One storey, brick dentil eaves. Road front: tall flanking chimneys and
central gabled porch with moulded brick coping and remains of brick finial.
Central 3-centred arched opening moulded and splayed, with moulded brick
pediment over and carved stone date panel in gable. The porch is flanked on
each side by 3 bays of 3-light leaded casements in wood frames. In the
courtyard formed by the projecting wings on the south-east side, the doors
and windows have been altered. The wings are joined by a brick wall with
central gateway with brick pediment on the axis of the main door. 6 tall
chimneys project at regular intervals on east and west outer walls. Interior:
Original brick fireplaces and old ledged doors. The court room to the right
of the entrance has a contemporary panelled dado and screen to passage, with
heavy moulded stiles and tails, small rectangular panels and 2 arched
doorways with small key blocks. These doorways originally had dog-gates,
now boarded over. The almshouses were renovated by the Trustees in 1966.
B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.243. V.C.H. Vol.III p.251.

Listing NGR: SU7889876051

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