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Streche's Almhouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wareham, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.686 / 50°41'9"N

Longitude: -2.1093 / 2°6'33"W

OS Eastings: 392371

OS Northings: 87380

OS Grid: SY923873

Mapcode National: GBR 32T.TT7

Mapcode Global: FRA 67G8.B1Y

Entry Name: Streche's Almhouses

Listing Date: 7 May 1952

Last Amended: 8 April 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107958

Location: Wareham Town, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Wareham Town

Built-Up Area: Wareham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wareham Lady St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(South Side)

Nos 2, 4 & 4A
Streche's Almshouses)
formerly listed as
Streche's Almshouses)
SY 9287 1/56 7.5.52.


1741. Colourwashed brick. Pitched Purbeck slate roof. Brick gable coping. Red
brick stacks. 2 storeys. Blocked giant angle pilasters, and 2 pilasters taking
central pediment, in whose tympanum an oblong panel surrounds a tablet inscribed
"This ALMSHOUSE Founded time immemorial for the maintenance of six antient Men and
five Women was Endowed AD 1418 by JOHN STRECH Esqr and Rebuilt by HENRY DRAX and
JOHN PITT Esqrs. AD 1741." Square wooden bellcote over pediment, with round arches
with moulded voussoirs and keystones, flanked by pilasters taking full entablature,
and ogival lead roof. 2 storeys. 6 modern casements on 1st floor, plus 3 blocked
windows. 8 late C19 casements on ground floor. Planked door up 2 steps, in blocked
semi-circular arch, framed by blocked pilasters taking entablature with keystone.
Sun Insurance Company Badge.

Nos 2 to 20 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY9237087380

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

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