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3 and 4, Powell Row

A Grade II Listed Building in Bitteswell, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.4684 / 52°28'6"N

Longitude: -1.2123 / 1°12'44"W

OS Eastings: 453610

OS Northings: 285893

OS Grid: SP536858

Mapcode National: GBR 8PH.6B2

Mapcode Global: VHCTC.X7Z3

Entry Name: 3 and 4, Powell Row

Listing Date: 30 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392506

Location: Bitteswell with Bittesby, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Bitteswell with Bittesby

Built-Up Area: Lutterworth

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Bitteswel St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

1323-0 3/17 Nos.3 AND 4

Pair of almshouses. 1847. Centre plaque records that 'these
almshouses were built from funds left for charitable purposes
by the late Wakelin Welch, Esq. of Camden Place, Bath and
Elizabeth his wife, sister of the late Rev James Powell, vicar
of this parish.' Brick in Flemish bond with yellow stone
dressings. Decorated tile roof with crested ridge tiles.
Semi-detached with rear wings. Shallow external end stacks
with paired shafts; end stacks to wings. End gable walls with
coping and kneelers. Symmetrical 4-window range. All window
casements in stone surrounds. Side bays with 2 and 3-light
windows to 1st and ground floors respectively. Centre bays
under gable with coping and kneelers; 2 single-light windows
connected by string course that rises to contain a shield with
the date (1847) over a plaque with text as above. 4-centred
arched doorways below with planked doors. Stone quoining. Rear
wings with 2-light windows to ground-floor side elevation and
lst-floor rear. This building forms part of an attractive set
of three almost identical almshouses.

Listing NGR: SP5361085893

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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