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Almshouses and Attached Front Garden Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8934 / 51°53'36"N

Longitude: -1.4928 / 1°29'34"W

OS Eastings: 435000

OS Northings: 221776

OS Grid: SP350217

Mapcode National: GBR 6TF.7DD

Mapcode Global: VHBZH.2NPV

Entry Name: Almshouses and Attached Front Garden Walls

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 30 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251415

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434105

Location: Spelsbury, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Spelsbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Spelsbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SPELSBURY B4026
SP3421-3521, SP3421-3521 (West side)
16/154, 17/154 Nos.1, 2, 3 and 4 Almshouses
27/08/57 and attached front garden
walls
(Formerly listed as
Almshouses)

II

Row of 4 almshouses and garden wall. 1688 for John Cary, extended C20. Coursed
squared limestone with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roof with ashlar
ridge stacks. Single-unit rear outshut plans with small rear-extensions. One
storey plus attic. Symmetrical 4-gabled front has leaded 2-light stone-mullioned
windows at both floors, and each cottage has a chamfered stone doorway with a
ribbed oak door. Hipped roof has 3 stacks with plinths and moulded caps. Central
moulded datestone, below a straight label, is inscribed "Cary/II/1688", A re-set
stone sundial to extreme left has a scrolled hood with a cherub face and is
probably C17. Rear of row has a catslide roof and 2 single-storey stone-tiled
extensions. Interior: stop-chamfered spine beams; butt-purlin roof. Front garden
wall, approx. 1.2m high, extends from both ends of the row and encloses a narrow
area with a central gateway. The sundial is said to have come from the village
poor-house.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p775)


Listing NGR: SP3500021776

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