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Latitude: 52.0364 / 52°2'11"N
Longitude: -0.3047 / 0°18'16"W
OS Eastings: 516385
OS Northings: 238914
OS Grid: TL163389
Mapcode National: GBR H4W.7SP
Mapcode Global: VHGNC.N2SP
Entry Name: The Alms Cottages
Listing Date: 18 November 1975
Last Amended: 2 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136685
English Heritage Legacy ID: 37817
Location: Clifton, Central Bedfordshire, SG17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Clifton
Built-Up Area: Clifton (Central Bedfordshire)
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Clifton
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 1638 CLIFTON SHEFFORD ROAD
18.11.75 Nos. 10 and 12 (The Alms
Cottages) /formerly listed as
Pair of almshouses. Upened 1872. Door dripmoulds have inscriptions: "Gleaner
& Sower", "Widows homes", a reference to 2 monthly magazines. The Little
Gleaner for the Young and The Sower. The editor of these, the Rev. Septimus
Sears (Minister of the Strict and Particular Baptist Chapel for 35 years from
1844), drew on the profits of the magazines to partly finance the building of
the almshouses. Colourwashed brick, pyramidal clay tile roof. Small single-
storeyed rectangular block with symmetrical facade. A large 4-light wood
mullioned window with slender transom is flanked by doors of 6 vertical panels
with pegged cover strips. Each opening has square label with inscription,
that to window reading: "A judge of the widows is God in his Holy habitation".
Central brick double ridge stack.
Listing NGR: TL1638538914
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