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Countess of Hardwicke Almhouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Arrington, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1351 / 52°8'6"N

Longitude: -0.0613 / 0°3'40"W

OS Eastings: 532782

OS Northings: 250301

OS Grid: TL327503

Mapcode National: GBR K6P.39D

Mapcode Global: VHGMX.WLFM

Entry Name: Countess of Hardwicke Almhouses

Listing Date: 16 July 1979

Last Amended: 3 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128200

English Heritage Legacy ID: 52674

Location: Arrington, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, SG8

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Arrington

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Arrington St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 3250 (West side)

Nos 123, 125, 127,
16.7.79 129 (Countess of
Hardwicke Almshouses)
(formerly listed as
Nos 119-129)


Six almshouses, now four. 1846 to the design of H E Kendall for Susan, fourth
Countess of Hardwicke, in memory of her mother. Red brick and Ketton
limestone dressings. Fishscale patterned tiled roof. Four symmetrically
disposed ridge stacks, reproducing those of C17, with panelled sides in arched
heads, stone dressings and entablature. Single range with wings at north and
south ends. Single storey main range has a central porch with shaped gable
parapet with shield of arms of Earls of Hardwicke to the tympanum. Four
centred arch in square head with stepped stone label. Adjacent doorways with
original boarded doors, cover strips and iron furniture. Four, three-light
casements. Wings are of two storeys with shaped gable end parapets and
rusticated stone quoins. Each has a casement at first floor and a three-light
cross-frame casement at ground floor. Gabled porch in each angle, with
similar adjacent doorways, one now blocked. There is a paved stone terrace on
the front approached by a flight of three steps.

RCHM: West Cambs mon (8)

Listing NGR: TL3278250301

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

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