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1-8, McDonalds Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Farnham, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2109 / 51°12'39"N

Longitude: -0.8105 / 0°48'37"W

OS Eastings: 483187

OS Northings: 146411

OS Grid: SU831464

Mapcode National: GBR DB8.5WJ

Mapcode Global: VHDY1.WTXM

Entry Name: 1-8, McDonalds Almshouses

Listing Date: 1 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 447812

Location: Farnham, Waverley, Surrey, GU9

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Farnham

Built-Up Area: Farnham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Farnham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text


1.
5393 ST GEORGE S ROAD
(east side)
RUNFOLD

SU 84 NE Farm building approx 12 l2/l34A metres to west of Runfold
Farm Cottage
II GV
2.
Farm building, original function uncertain. Early C19. Red brick in Flemish bond,
and weather-boarded timber frame on brick plinth; plain tile roofs. Tal12-storey single-cell brick part with lower 2-storey, 2-bay weather-boarded part on left; earlier restored and altered bay attached to south not of special interest. Brick part: on left, board doorway with 3-pane overlight and inserted flat-brick-arched opening above; small window with segmental header-brick arch to right of this, in centre, and another, larger, similar window at eaves; eaves band, covered by board; hipped roof with iron weather vane. weather-boarded part: brick part has seatings for right-hand wall post and for end of wall plate, indicating that the 2 sections are of one build; board stable door on left; weatherboarding mostly replaced, some earlier boards at upper level; roof half-hipped to left. Rear: brick part has C20 door on right and upper windows as front. weather-boarded part has doorway to each floor on left, upper one, reached by removable wooden steps, original of ribbed boards, with iron crane pivoted from left jamb; at lower level on right plinth is renewed, some weatherboarding is renewed and some replaced by modern brick infill. Left return: quite a lot of the original weatherboarding survives. Interior of weather-boarded part: two timber-framed bays having wall posts, mid rail, wall plate studding and Queen strut roof trusses, one collared, witn curved braces from posts to tie-beams; former central ground floor stud partition removed; on 1st floor walls are boarded and roof underdrawn, indicating probable former use as granary or store of some sort; also on 1st floor 2 board hatches under segmental header-brick arches and doorway up wooden steps into brick part.


Listing NGR: SU8388846806

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Description


SU 8246 and SU 8346
8/336

FARNHAM
WEST STREET (north side)
Nos 1-8 McDonalds Almshouses

II
Range of eight almshouses. Dated 1905. By A Stedman. Red brick in stretcher bond with ashlar dressings; front gables timber-framed with plaster infill. Plain tile roofs.

One storey; nine bays. the central, projecting, gabled bay with attic and end bays also projecting and gabled. Chamfered plinth; doors half-glazed with leaded upper panels; stone mullion-and-transom windows with quoined jambs and leaded lights; barge boards to gables. Symmetrical elevation in rhythm a, b, c, b, d, b, c, b, a.

Central bay has archway flanked by stone-coped wall supporting timber arcade forming porches to doors of central almshouses, each door with a side-light; in the gable a decorative plaster panel bearing date and name set below a four-light wood-mullioned window. End bays each have a six-light king-mullioned window with one bay of arcading either side, on inner side forming porch to door, on outer side fronting a window, each gable has a decorative plaster panel with sundial and motto "Time and tide wait for no man". Bays three and seven have gabled, arcaded porches to paired doors, flanked by three-light curved-corner windows. Cross windows to intermediate bays. Tall ribbed and corniced stacks in front and rear roof pitches and to ridges of gabled bays.

Rear: central archway partly infilled by added brick block.

Each almshouse has a low wing, slightly extended later C20 under a hipped roof.

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