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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

Plus Code: 9C3X656Q+8R

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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Description


SU 8246 and SU 8346
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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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