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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

ST GERMANS GALLERY LANE, St Germans
SX 35 NE
7/103 Sir William Moyle's Almshouses
(formerly listed as almshouses,
21.7.51 called the Galleries)
GV II*

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
balustrade.
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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