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1 and 2, Powell Row

A Grade II Listed Building in Bitteswell, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.4683 / 52°28'5"N

Longitude: -1.212 / 1°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 453626

OS Northings: 285889

OS Grid: SP536858

Mapcode National: GBR 8PH.6D8

Mapcode Global: VHCTC.Y734

Entry Name: 1 and 2, Powell Row

Listing Date: 30 September 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392505

Location: Bitteswell with Bittesby, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Bitteswell with Bittesby

Built-Up Area: Lutterworth

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Bitteswel St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Nos. 1 AND 2


Pair of almshouses. 1847. One of three pairs founded by
Wakelin Welch, esq., and Elizabeth, his wife. Brick in Flemish
bond with yellow stone dressings. Decorated tile roof with
crested ridge tiles. Semi-detached with rear wings. 2 storeys.
Shallow external end stacks with paired shafts; end stacks to
wings. End gable walls with coping and kneelers. Symmetrical
4-window range. All windows casements in stone surrounds. Side
bays with 2 and 3-light windows to 1st and ground floors
respectively. Centre bay under gable with coping and kneelers;
2 single-light windows connected by string course that rises
to contain central shield in recessed panel. 4-centred arched
doorways below with planked doors. Stone quoining. Rear wings
with 2-light windows to ground-floor side elevations and 1st
floor rear. This building forms part of an attractive set of
three almost identical almshouses.

Listing NGR: SP5362685889

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