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Crispe Almshouses and Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marshfield, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4625 / 51°27'44"N

Longitude: -2.3268 / 2°19'36"W

OS Eastings: 377390

OS Northings: 173771

OS Grid: ST773737

Mapcode National: GBR 0PL.6JS

Mapcode Global: VH967.MH8Q

Plus Code: 9C3VFM6F+X7

Entry Name: Crispe Almshouses and Chapel

Listing Date: 17 September 1952

Last Amended: 10 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34527

Location: Marshfield, South Gloucestershire, SN14

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Marshfield

Built-Up Area: Marshfield

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Marshfield

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST 7773
13/114 Crispe Almshouses and chapel
17.9.52 (formerly listed as Almshouses)

G.V. II*

Row of 8 almshouses and central chapel. Dated "1612" - "1619", for the Crispe
family. Ashlar; Cotswold stone slate roof with coped raised verges and saddle
stones; overhanging eaves and convex moulded cornice; ashlar ridge and stacks
with moulded cornice. Single storey on a plinth and attics in 8 stone gables
which are coped and have a typical Cotswold finial. Single window and door per
house; the plank doors are grouped in 4 pairs. 2-light casement windows with
ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds, under a continuous string course on the
ground floor and under drip moulds in the gables; the centre 2 windows flanking
the porch have semi-circular heads. Single storey projecting porch to the
chapel; embattled parapet, and segmental headed door surrounds, ovolo moulded on
the exterior and chamfered on the interior. Above the porch is a central wide
gable which bears 2 sets of Crispe armorial bearings between 3 Corinthian style
engaged columns under an entablature and cornice. Central square clocktower,
surmounted by a broached octagonal spire which has a mushroom shaped finial and a
weathervane. Interior: stop chamfered beams to the houses; plain interior
to the chapel with two inward leaning piers which support the tower. The
westernmost gable is inscribed: "1612./10.DIE.AUGUSTI./THOMAS.CRISPE./FILIVS./
NICHOLAV.CRISPE./POSVIT.HVNC.LAPIDEM.". The easternmost gable is inscribed:
A very good example of C17 vernacular almshouses, occupying a very important site
as the first building in the village street.

Listing NGR: ST7739073771

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