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Men's Almhouses walled Forecourt with Gateway to Nos 1 to 4

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3453 / 51°20'43"N

Longitude: -2.2517 / 2°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 382568

OS Northings: 160724

OS Grid: ST825607

Mapcode National: GBR 1SC.MJJ

Mapcode Global: VH96V.XGH0

Plus Code: 9C3V8PWX+48

Entry Name: Men's Almhouses walled Forecourt with Gateway to Nos 1 to 4

Listing Date: 18 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312560

Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Avon

Built-Up Area: Bradford on Avon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bradford-on-Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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5411 (East Side)

18.4.52. Nos 1 to 4 (consec)
- (Men's Almhouses)
Walled forecourt with
gateway to Nos 1 to 4
ST 8260 2/109


Dated 1700 (restored 1891). Oblong building in stone with ashlar frontage,
2 storeys, high-pitched hipped stone-tile roof with projecting eaves.
Two tall ashlar chimneys, one bearing a carved stone letter "K" and the
other an "M", each surmounted by a coronet (allusion to the Dukes of
Kingston and Earls Manvers). The almshouses consist of 4 dwellings to
accommodate 4 old men. Each house has 1 window on each floor, leaded
casements with stone mullions, and a plain square-headed doorway opening
on to a small forecourt fronting the Frome Road. A carved stone achievement
above the centre doorway carried the coat of arms (sable, 3 poleaxes palewise
2 and 1 argent) and the crest (an arm embowed in armour proper holding
a poleaxe) of the Ball family. The forecourt is surrounded by a stone
wall with urns and has a gateway with ball-capped stone piers, a wrought-iron
gate and handrails into the design of which has been incorporated the
armorial bearings of 3 poleaxes.

Nos 1 to 4 (consec) form a group with The Three Horseshoes, Frome Road
The Liberal Club, The Baptist Chapel, The Congregational Church and Hall
and Nos 6 to 16 (consec) 19 to 22 (consec) 36, 42 to 49 (consec) and
Westbury House, St Margaret's Street and No 1 St Margaret's Hill.

Listing NGR: ST8256860728

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