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Tracey Almshouses Including 2 Earlier Granite Uprights Attached to Front Wall and the Cap of a Gatepost at the East End

A Grade II Listed Building in Bovey Tracey, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5949 / 50°35'41"N

Longitude: -3.67 / 3°40'11"W

OS Eastings: 281898

OS Northings: 78574

OS Grid: SX818785

Mapcode National: GBR QM.GYN4

Mapcode Global: FRA 376H.G2S

Plus Code: 9C2RH8VJ+X2

Entry Name: Tracey Almshouses Including 2 Earlier Granite Uprights Attached to Front Wall and the Cap of a Gatepost at the East End

Listing Date: 3 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165721

English Heritage Legacy ID: 84504

Location: Bovey Tracey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Bovey Tracey

Built-Up Area: Bovey Tracey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bovey Tracey St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Almshouse

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SX 8178 Bovey Tracey
Tracey Almshouses Nos. 35-43 (odd)
11/61 including 2 earlier granite
- uprights attached to front wall
and the cap of agatepost at the
east end

Row of 5 almshouses. Built in 1910, in a style reminiscent of the early and mid
C19. Solid, roughcast walls. Slated roof. 3 rendered chimneystacks on ridge : one
on right-hand gable, one just off-centre to right, and the third off-centre to left,
between Nos. 41 and 43. 2 storeys. 5-window front, the centre bay (comprising No.
39) projecting slightly and with a low-pitched gable rising above eaves-level: the
gable has overhanging eaves and plain bargeboards. Windows are of 2 lights with
wood mullions and iron casements, the latter with decorative catches internally and
diamond-shaped leaded panes. The ground-storey windows and the centre second-storey
windows have straight hood-moulds. Simple plank doors flanked by wooden uprights,
ovolo-moulded on the edges and with raised run-out stops; the tops of the uprights,
presumably some sort of hood, are missing. No. 43 has a later wooden hood with
slated pent roof. The doors are asymmetrically placed. At the right-hand side the
doors of Nos. 35 and 37 are paired, with a window at either side. In the centre,
the door of No. 39 is at the left-hand edge, with the window centrally placed to the
right of it. At the left-hand side the doors of Nos. 41 and 43 are placed at the
left and right ends respectively, each with a window on its inner side. In the
apex of the gable is a granite plaque with the inscription: "1910. These alms
houses were built in loving memory of Mrs A M Tracey died Sept. 13th 1902 and of her
son P W Tracey. Give thanks unto the Lord!" The gable-walls have no windows, but
the eaves overhang and are finished with plain bargeboards, the bargeboards on the
east gable having in addition a horizontal 'collar'; in September 1984 the
bargeboards on the west and front gables had similar collars. In front of the
almshouses is a narrow cobbled pavement, presumably dating from 1910, with granite
Interiors not inspected.
At the right-hand end of the cobbled pavement is a granite column with moulded cap
and base, probably of the C16 or C17. At left-hand end is an oblong-section granite
post, chamfered on one side and with a rounded step-stop at its foot. Next to the
post on the east is a stone rubble gatepost with a reused piece of carved granite,
tapered and with a crenellated top, as a cap; probably C16.

Listing NGR: SX8189878574

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