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Cockington Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4645 / 50°27'52"N

Longitude: -3.5609 / 3°33'39"W

OS Eastings: 289314

OS Northings: 63909

OS Grid: SX893639

Mapcode National: GBR QT.Q2S1

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FT.NLB

Entry Name: Cockington Almshouses

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390552

Location: Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Cockington-with-Chelston

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cockington St George and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX8963 COCKINGTON LANE, Cockington
885-1/16/348 (North East side)
10/01/75 Cockington Almshouses
(Formerly Listed as:
COCKINGTON LANE, Cockington
Almshouses to the north of The Drum
Inn)

GV II

Row of 7 almshouses. Built in 1840 by the Mallock family on
the site of older almshouses built c1620 by Sir George Cary,
according to a plaque. Stone rubble with some brick dressings;
stone rubble chimneyshafts; slate roof.
PLAN: Row of 7 almshouses facing south. Because of the slope,
the eastern 3 almshouses are stepped down at a lower level
than the western four. Each has 1-room plan, with integral
rear lean-to service rooms, stacks in rear walls between main
room and service outshut.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Each cottage has similar 1-window front
of plain C19 or C20 replacement 2-light casements with glazing
bars and, to left, the front door contains a plain plank door.
Some of the timber lintels are still protected by hung slates.
Continuous roof steps down right of centre and has low half
hips both ends.
INTERIORS: Not inspected.
HISTORY: These almshouses, according to a wooden plaque fixed
to the west end wall (by the lane), were established "for Aged
and Deserving residents of Cockington and Chelston".
The almshouses form part of a group of exceptionally
attractive listed buildings in the unspoilt village and the
adjoining Cockington Park.


Listing NGR: SX8931463909

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

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