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The Alms Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, Central Bedfordshire

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


18.11.75 Nos. 10 and 12 (The Alms
Cottages) /formerly listed as
(Clifton Almshoused)/

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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