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Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1433 / 51°8'35"N

Longitude: -2.0298 / 2°1'47"W

OS Eastings: 398011

OS Northings: 138224

OS Grid: ST980382

Mapcode National: GBR 2XH.9N2

Mapcode Global: VHB5D.RJSD

Plus Code: 9C3V4XVC+83

Entry Name: Almshouses

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181683

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313608

Location: Stockton, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Stockton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Middle Wylye Valley

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Description


STOCKTON HIGH STREET
ST 93 NE
(off south side)
7/135 Nos 1 to 6 (inclusive)
Almshouses
11.9.68
GV II
Six almshouses. Founded 1641 by Topp family, built 1657.
Coursed rubble stone and dressed limestone in bands, Welsh slate
roof with coped verges and finials. Brick or stone stacks with
moulded cappings. Built around three sides of a courtyard with
wall and gateway on south side, side wings. Single-storey and
attic, 2-window south front. Central C20 double doors in
chamfered stone surround, 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned
casement either side; cast-iron casements throughout. Moulded
string course below eaves with heraldic cartouche over door, two
gabled stone attic dormers with 2-light mullioned casements.
Flanking wings each have two glazed doors and one 2-light mullioned
casement facing into courtyard, gable ends have one 2-light
mullioned casement and string course. Side wings have chamfered
doorways with C20 doors to front, left return of south wing has two
single-light casements to both floors, right hand wing has single-
light casements to ground floor only. Rear has glazed doors and
single-light casements, single-storey wing to right with C20
planked doors and 2-light mullioned casements. Interior altered.
Stone wall closing south side of courtyard has saddleback coping,
central semi-circular arched gateway with rusticated gate piers,
moulded cornice to top with finials and richly carved cartouche
with arms of Topp.
The Topp family were wealthy clothiers, John Topp built Stockton
House (q.v.).
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)


Listing NGR: ST9801138224

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