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The Tounson Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Calne, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4368 / 51°26'12"N

Longitude: -2.0027 / 2°0'9"W

OS Eastings: 399906

OS Northings: 170868

OS Grid: ST999708

Mapcode National: GBR 2SV.Y6Y

Mapcode Global: VHB42.74LW

Plus Code: 9C3VCXPW+PW

Entry Name: The Tounson Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 May 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456532

Location: Calne, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Calne

Built-Up Area: Calne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Calne and Blackland St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


755-1/5/83 (South West side)
19/05/50 Nos.10-13 (Consecutive)
The Tounson Almshouses


Formerly known as: Nos.10-17 The Tounson Almshouses KINGSBURY
Terrace of 8 paired almshouses, now 4. c1682, altered 1973.
For John Tounson. Limewashed limestone rubble with ashlar
ridge stacks and a stone slate roof. Single-depth plan,
originally of one room each.
Each of 2 storeys; 2-window range. Paired central heavy
3-plank doors with wrought-iron strap hinges with fleur-de-lys
ends, and grille-covered peep holes, in chamfered wood frames
with bar stops. Stone-mullioned windows with ovolo-moulded
surrounds, and ground-floor label moulds; leaded metal
casements with stays. Each a single-room plan, now with
through-passage and side entrances.
Rear elevation has a late C20 full-width timber verandah,
small single-light windows with timber lintels, and 3 C20
inserted half dormers with leaded lights. Over the second
doorway from the left is an inscribed plaque giving details of
the original benefaction by John Tounson in 1683.
INTERIOR: heavy lateral beams with roll stopped chamfers. Roof
reported to have been renewed.
A fine and complete row, executed in the local vernacular
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Wiltshire:
London: 1963-1975: 157).

Listing NGR: ST9990870868

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

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