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Smyth Almhouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Long Ashton, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4304 / 51°25'49"N

Longitude: -2.6602 / 2°39'36"W

OS Eastings: 354195

OS Northings: 170359

OS Grid: ST541703

Mapcode National: GBR JM.P5K4

Mapcode Global: VH88S.T9ZT

Entry Name: Smyth Almhouses

Listing Date: 31 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33527

Location: Long Ashton, North Somerset, BS41

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Long Ashton

Built-Up Area: Long Ashton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/131 Nos. 13-27 (odd) (Smyth Almshouses)

Row of eight almshouses. 1900-02 by Edward Gabriel of Bristol for Lady Smyth of
Ashton Court (q.v.). Coursed, squared rubble; plain tiled roofs; arched
through double brick stacks with cornice and caps. In an Arts and Crafts style.
Single storey. Each house has a projecting square bay with a leaded, 3-light
casement window: the inner six bays are paired under a continuous roof with a
bold dentilled cornice; between each of these bays is a pair of arch-braces and
a carved seat is set in the recess, below; the roof, and cornice continue over
the porch, the other side of which rests on a square column with a moulded cap.
Panelled doors with a glazed upper part. The outer 2 bays have hipped, catslide
roofs with finials. Above the inner bays are steep gables; the central one has
a dentilled pediment, the tympanum of which is heavily moulded and has a cartouche
of the Smyth arms and an inscription which reads: "REST AFTER TOIL/PEACE AFTER
STORMY SEAS/DOTH GREATLY PLEASE". Central square lantern or clock tower, which
has a timber upper stage and a copper top with a weathervane.

Listing NGR: ST5419570359

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

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