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Gascoigne Almshouses and Attached Wardens Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Parlington, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8219 / 53°49'18"N

Longitude: -1.3447 / 1°20'40"W

OS Eastings: 443236

OS Northings: 436375

OS Grid: SE432363

Mapcode National: GBR MS17.PQ

Mapcode Global: WHDBM.96XF

Plus Code: 9C5WRMC4+P4

Entry Name: Gascoigne Almshouses and Attached Wardens Cottage

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Last Amended: 3 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1300616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342246

Location: Parlington, Leeds, LS25

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Parlington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Aberford St Ricarius

Church of England Diocese: York

Tagged with: Almshouse

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LS25 (west side)Aberford
2/75 Gascoigne Almshouses
and attached warden's
4.7.52 cottage (Formerly listed
as Gascoigne Almshouses
and lodge)


Almshouses and warden's cottage, now local Authority Museums Service workshop.
1843-5, by George Fowler Jones, for Mary and Elizabeth Gascoigne. Limestone
ashlar, slate roofs. Linear plan:a range of eight 2-storey single-cell lodgings
divided into 2 groups of 4 by a central entrance hall with tower, served by
a rear cloister-corridor, and with projecting gabled wings (chapel and refectory).
Gothic style, with buttresses, octagonal turrets and pinnacles with crosses,
4-centred arched windows under hoodmoulds with figured stops. All elements
separately gabled (except tower), with intermediate buttresses terminating
in pinnacles which have brattished cornices and ogee caps; each lodging has
a 2-light window at ground floor and a single-light window above; central tower
has a 4-centred arched doorway, a lettered tripartite panel above this surrounded
by a square hoodmould with returned ends carried round as a dripband, next
a band of quatrefoils containing blank shields, then a 2-light window with
Perpendicular tracery, flanked by niches with elaborately-carved semi-octagonal
canopies, a circular clockface to the top stage, an embattled parapet with corner
pinnacles and central pinnacle rising from a carved bird. Each wing has a
large transomed 4-light window with traceried head and hoodmould with figured
stops. Roofs steeply pitched with transverse ridges. Return walls have three
2-light windows and battlements with raised cops in the centre displaying shields
and banners and carved emblems of the Gascoigne family. Rear: flat-roofed
enclosed cloister has rectangular windows and a central door, upper floor of
main range has narrow rectangular windows with chamfered surrounds, lancets
in the gables above; attached at north end, a 2-storey warden's cottage in
simpler style, with pyramidal roof. Interior: in entrance hall, lettered tablets
flanking the door, that on the left listing the trustees, and the other stating
that the building was begun "Sep AD 1843 and finished May 10 1845", with names
"Geo Fowler Jones Archt York, Thos White Clerk of the Works"; over rear door
a 3-light stained glass window depicting a lady in the centre dispensing loaves
from a basket, an old man to the left and an old woman to the right (other
stained glass in similar style in wings, removed for storage); upper rooms
of lodgings linked in pairs by connecting doors for mutual supervision of inmates.

Listing NGR: SE4323636375

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