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Sir William Moyle's Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Germans, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3981 / 50°23'53"N

Longitude: -4.3163 / 4°18'58"W

OS Eastings: 235469

OS Northings: 57922

OS Grid: SX354579

Mapcode National: GBR NN.S73V

Mapcode Global: FRA 17VZ.VN7

Entry Name: Sir William Moyle's Almshouses

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Last Amended: 9 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62100

Location: St. Germans, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Germans

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Germans Group Parish

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 35 NE
7/103 Sir William Moyle's Almshouses
(formerly listed as almshouses,
21.7.51 called the Galleries)

Almshouses. 1583, with substantial C20 alterations. Slatestone rubble. Slate roof
with gable ends and gable end stacks with rubble shafts, shaped granite caps and
cornices. 4 similar axial stacks.
Plan: A long rectangular range with 6 one-room plan almshouses on the ground floor
and 6 similar plan almshouses above on the first floor, with access via stairs at
either end of a gallery across the front which forms a loggia for the ground storey
houses. Converted into 4 dwellings in C20.
Exterior: 2 storeys. The open galleried front has 6 slate-hung gables supported on
square stone rubble piers with chamfered corners. The piers are connected by a low
stone rubble wall at the base which rises to the first floor level at either end,
where the stone stairs give access to the gallery, which has a simple timber railed
Ground and first floor have 3 doors with granite hollow-chamfered and stopped
surrounds; arranged at ground and first floor with 2-light casement, door, 3
casements, door, 2 casements, door and 2 casements. All C20 windows. Left side has
2-pane sash at ground and first floor to right. Rear has 2-storey additions of C20.
Interior: Much altered in C20. Roof structure not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX3546957922

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

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