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Latitude: 50.9073 / 50°54'26"N
Longitude: -1.9563 / 1°57'22"W
OS Eastings: 403170
OS Northings: 111984
OS Grid: SU031119
Mapcode National: GBR 41T.46S
Mapcode Global: FRA 66SP.XB5
Plus Code: 9C2WW24V+WF
Entry Name: Almshouses Including Front Wall
Listing Date: 18 March 1955
Last Amended: 3 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304115
English Heritage Legacy ID: 107450
Location: Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset, BH21
Civil Parish: Wimborne St. Giles
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Wimborne St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
WIMBORNE ST GILES
SU 0311 WIMBORNE ST GILES' VILLAGE
13/115 Almshouses including front
wall (formerly listed as
18.3.55 the Almshouses)
Range of 10 almshouses with central common room, c. 1624. Flemish-bond
brickwork with tiled roof having end stone copings and brick kneelers.
Heavy, moulded brick cornice. Diagonally set, paired brick stacks with
moulded caps between almshouses. Single storey, 10 window range. Moulded,
square-headed, 2-light stone mullioned windows. Paired ashlar doorways
with depressed 4-centred heads and plank doors. Central former common
room has an ashlar loggia of 3 round arches. The common room range is
gabled above and bears a central cartouche of arms flanked by square-headed
casement windows. The central doorway from the loggia to the former common
room is highly ornate having a surround with arabesques to the uprights and
palmette above. The doorway has moulded stiles and rails and a round-headed
open panel above containing a fretwork panel with a carved grotesque mask.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol V, p 94, no. 2).
Listing NGR: SU0317011984
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