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Russell Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9907 / 51°59'26"N

Longitude: -2.1607 / 2°9'38"W

OS Eastings: 389060

OS Northings: 232486

OS Grid: SO890324

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0KB

Mapcode Global: VH93T.H7K7

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRQ+7P

Entry Name: Russell Almshouses

Listing Date: 27 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376736

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO8932 CHURCH STREET, Abbey Precincts
859-1/6/378 (South side)
27/07/73 Russell Almshouses


Almshouses. Founded 1674, rebuilt 1831, modernised 1958-1960
and re-instated 1989. Fine limestone ashlar front, brick
returns and back, slate roof.
Long narrow hipped block in 8 bays, brought forward to gable
at bays 3 and 6, 2 storeys. 2:2:2-windowed, all double chamfer
stone 2-light mullion and transom casements with stopped drip
courses. In brought-forward bays plank and nail-head doors in
4-centred arch with decorative spandrels under drip course;
above doorway sunk square panel with blank shield, and in
gable small lancet with drip course under obelisk finial.
Steep gable with moulded saddle coping and 3 finials. Full
height buttresses to 2 offsets, diagonal at ends, and square
between paired windows. 3 prominent stone stacks with moulded
cappings. Deep plinth, deep eaves on cavetto mould. Ends are
plain, with stone diagonal buttresses to outer corners, and
back with flush surround simplified form of front
fenestration; deeper window to stairs, opposite doorways.
Well renovated for modern occupation, the various dates are
inscribed in the front wall.

Listing NGR: SO8906432479

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