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Numbers 20a and 20-26 and Attached Walls Extending Along North Side of Passage to North West

A Grade II Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5844 / 51°35'3"N

Longitude: -2.0967 / 2°5'48"W

OS Eastings: 393396

OS Northings: 187287

OS Grid: ST933872

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.QQ3

Mapcode Global: VH95S.LFXR

Entry Name: Numbers 20a and 20-26 and Attached Walls Extending Along North Side of Passage to North West

Listing Date: 1 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460932

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Malmesbury

Built-Up Area: Malmesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


758-1/4/273 (West side)
01/07/76 Nos.20A AND 20-26 (Even)
and attached walls extending along
north side of passage to north-west


Almshouses, now terrace of 5 houses. Rebuilt c1825. Coursed
limestone rubble and dressings with rear brick lateral stacks
and a stone slate roof.
PLAN: single-depth.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic; 2:3:1:2:1-window range. A
slightly canted range has openings with cambered heads, some
timber lintels, with C20 doors and casements, and gabled
dormers; Nos 20 and 19 have late C20 gabled porches, No.26
with original iron bracketed stone slate hood. Gables have
large irregular quoins and 2-centre arched lunettes at the
apex of each end gable. 4 lateral stacks to the rear which has
inserted windows.
INTERIOR: largely C20.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rubble wall with ashlar coping,
L-shaped on plan, extends north from NW corner of No.26 and
turns to the west (left), where it extends to meet Abbey House
Water Tower, Market Cross (qv); facing east towards the garden
of No.26 is a C19 lean-to.
HISTORICAL NOTE: formerly the Jenner Almshouses, founded c1640
by Robert Jenner, the endowment lost 1729 but continued in
occupation; corresponding N range demolished later C19.
(Moffat Rev JM: The History of the Town of Malmesbury and its
Ancient Abbey: Tetbury: 1825-; Victoria History of the
Counties of England: Crowley DA: Wiltshire: 1991-: 160).

Listing NGR: ST9340087287

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