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Theophilus Cave's Almshouses, Including Boundary Wall and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7523 / 52°45'8"N

Longitude: -1.1476 / 1°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 457626

OS Northings: 317523

OS Grid: SK576175

Mapcode National: GBR 8L2.JN1

Mapcode Global: WHDHY.B2RW

Plus Code: 9C4WQV22+WW

Entry Name: Theophilus Cave's Almshouses, Including Boundary Wall and Gate

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189270

Location: Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Barrow upon Soar

Built-Up Area: Barrow upon Soar

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Barrow-upon-Soar Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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3/12 No.16 (Theophilus
1.6.66 Cave's almshouses,
including boundary
wall and gate).

Almshouses, founded in 1686 by Humphrey Babington in memory of his Uncle,
Theophilus Cave, and intended to house 6 bachelors. A deep 'U' plan, 2 storeys.
Lower storey is original, random granite rubble, with later (early`C19?) flemish
bond brickwork to 1st floor. Limestone and brick dressings - limestone quoins.
Hipped slate roof. Windows are elaborately latticed casements (but some have
been replaced). Central range of 3 bays containing a central projecting
stone porch with Tuscan pilasters, and above the architrave, an overlight.
Above this, a broken pediment containing coat of arms. Boundary wall adjoins,
with central stone gateway with Tuscan pilasters, architrave and broken pediment
with arms and inscription plate beneath. Large consoles link gateway to boundary wall on each side.

Listing NGR: SK5762617523

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