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A Grade II* Listed Building in Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1552 / 52°9'18"N

Longitude: -0.1901 / 0°11'24"W

OS Eastings: 523912

OS Northings: 252318

OS Grid: TL239523

Mapcode National: GBR J4T.SWH

Mapcode Global: VHGMV.N3B3

Entry Name: Almhouses

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Last Amended: 3 September 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128179

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52721

Location: Gamlingay, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG19

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Gamlingay

Built-Up Area: Gamlingay

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Gamlingay St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 2352 (South side)

No 42-60 (evens) Almshouses
22.11.67 (formerly listed as
Jacobs Almshouses)


Terrace of ten almshouses. 1665. Red brick, Flemish bond. Tiled roof, end
parapets on kneelers and deep overhang at eaves with moulded wood cornice.
Five symmetrically disposed and shared red brick ridge stacks. Plan of one
room at ground floor with a kitchen at the rear forming one side of a small
enclosed yard. Two storeys with plat band between the storeys returned round
the gable ends and to the rear wall. The centre has a tablet with a shield of
arms above flanked by two upright oval windows with moulded brick architraves.
The tablet is inscribed VIVAT obi NATUS JOHANNES JACOB Miles Barotus ANo DONi
1665. At first floor, alternation of one three-light and one single light
casement, with repaired leading but some original glass. The single light
casements which light the staircases, have elliptical arches with raised
impost and keyblocks. At ground floor each cottage has a doorway under gauged
brick arch and a two panelled door with a fanlight divided by a mullion, and a
three-light cross-frame leaded light casement under a similar flat arch. At
the rear each cottage has a segmental arch to an enlarged opening. The
enclosed yards are bounded by single storey kitchen, now with modern tiles and
wood cladding, but retaining red brick in the end wall which is continued as
the back yard wall to the almshouses. On the front is a brickwall which is
1665 in origin. Red brick, part repaired. Inside, each cottage has an
exposed stop chamfered main beam and a newel staircase. The almshouses were
built with an endowment from Sir John Jacob.

RCHM: West Cambs mon (21)
Pevsner: Buildings of England p391
VCH: Cambs Vol V

Listing NGR: TL2391252318

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