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Bishop Wood's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Lea Bridge, Hackney

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Latitude: 51.5565 / 51°33'23"N

Longitude: -0.0546 / 0°3'16"W

OS Eastings: 534961

OS Northings: 185970

OS Grid: TQ349859

Mapcode National: GBR J6.NWM

Mapcode Global: VHGQV.04GM

Plus Code: 9C3XHW4W+H5

Entry Name: Bishop Wood's Almshouses

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226891

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424406

Location: Lea Bridge, Hackney, London, E5

County: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Lea Bridge

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Clapton

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

5013 (South East Side)
Bishop Wood's Almshouses
TQ 3485 19/344 24.4.51.

Late C17 U-shaped range of single-storey almshouses, much restored. Red brick
with high pitched tiled roofs. Segmental arches to modern doors and casement windows.
Tall chimneys at intervals are part of late C19 restoration as is the small chapel
at north-east corner, red brick with stone dressings in late C14 style. North
wing has flat roof. In end wall of south wing (which is a late C19 shaped gable)
plaque with inscription commemorating founder, Thomas Wood, 1607-92, bishop of
Lichfield and Coventry and restoration 1930 by H R Ross.

Nos 158 to 162 (even) form a group with the stable and wall to No 162, and
Bishop Wood's Almshouses.

Listing NGR: TQ3496185970

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

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