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Parson's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2419 / 51°14'30"N

Longitude: -0.5711 / 0°34'15"W

OS Eastings: 499841

OS Northings: 150162

OS Grid: SU998501

Mapcode National: GBR FCK.0FL

Mapcode Global: VHFVN.11YS

Entry Name: Parson's Almshouses

Listing Date: 1 May 1953

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289100

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Town: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Stoke-next-Guildford

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

(East Side) Stoke
1/233 No. 92
1/5/53 (Parson's Almshouses)
(Formerly listed as
Stoke Hospital)


Almshouses. Circa 1796, provided by the Parson brothers. Red-brown brick, some
mathematical tiling on the south gable with hipped plain tiled roof. Symmetrical
plan with living accommodation either side of central hall and chapel. Two
storeys with brick dentilled eaves and stone coping on central pedimented bay.
Two ridge stacks either side of centre and giant end pilaster piers crowned by
stone spheres. 9 bay front, 4 either side of centre,with central lead plinth to
wooden hexagonal cupola under domed roof and spherical finial. Leaded casement
fenestration with intersecting tracery under 4-centre arched heads. Four windows
on each floor to each side of central projecting break. Similar window to first
floor centre; 4-centred arched head to C20 ribbed and glazed door in stone, roll-
moulded surround. Square, stone woolsack plaque in pediment tympanum. recording
date and names of patrons. Endowed as an almshouse for poor widows, known as
"sisters", the original accommodation was for six women and a matron, increased to
twelve and then thirteen in 1980 when the chapel block had a first floor inserted.
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Listing NGR: SU9984150162

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