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Kepier Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.8421 / 54°50'31"N

Longitude: -1.4682 / 1°28'5"W

OS Eastings: 434252

OS Northings: 549831

OS Grid: NZ342498

Mapcode National: GBR LD5G.Y0

Mapcode Global: WHD5J.FK39

Plus Code: 9C6WRGRJ+VP

Entry Name: Kepier Almshouses

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303178

Location: Houghton, Sunderland, DH4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Houghton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Houghton-le-Spring

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Houghton-le-Spring

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Tagged with: Almshouse

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Church Street (north side)
Kepier Almshouses

[Formerly listed as Davenport and Lilburne Almshouses, CHURCH STREET (north side)]



Almshouses, later three then two separate dwellings. Dated 1668, restored c.1978. Coursed squared sandstone; roof pantiled.

E-plan: one cottage flanked by two cottages. One storey, five bays. Central door under flattened Tudor arch in stop-chamfered surround with triangular-stopped label mould; either side are three-light mullioned windows with similar moulds. Returns to street have door in angle and one three-light window; gables to street have three-light window: all similar to central house. Gable peaks contain inscriptions and shields: the north commemorating George Lilburn's building of half of the hospital in 1668, the south an endowment from the Reverend William Sharp. Flat stone gable coping and one transverse ridge chimney on each return.

Listing NGR: NZ3425249831

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