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A Grade II* Listed Building in Ribchester, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8174 / 53°49'2"N

Longitude: -2.5273 / 2°31'38"W

OS Eastings: 365382

OS Northings: 435805

OS Grid: SD653358

Mapcode National: GBR BSS9.NB

Mapcode Global: WH96N.49SW

Plus Code: 9C5VRF8F+W3

Entry Name: Almshouses

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Last Amended: 22 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183036

Location: Ribchester, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, PR3

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Ribchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ribchester St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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8/150 Nos 1 to 4 (Almshouses)
25.7.52 (formerly listed as Stydd Almshouses
under Stydd Lane)


Almshouses, founded under the will of John Shireburne, who died in 1726.
Sandstone ashlar and brick (the sides and rear pebbledashed) with stone
slate roof. 2 storeys, unusual for alms houses. The central portion
projects with a truncated shaped gable, topped by a cornice. On the 1st
floor is an arcade of 3 semi-circular moulded arches with keystones,
2 unfluted Doric columns and 2 similar half columns as responds. The
2 outer openings have stone balustrades. This is approached by a central
flight of 16 stone steps, curving outwards at the bottom and having a
solid parapet with shaped coping. This is flanked on the ground floor
by 2 open door surrounds with cyma mouldings. Behind the arcade on the
1st floor are 3 doors of 2 raised and fielded panels each. On the ground
floor, visible through the outer stone doorways, are 3 similar doors and
2 sashed windows with glazing bars. On each side of this central portion
is one bay of the main building, having sashed windows with glazing bars
in plain stone surrounds of quarter-round section. The end gables have
copings and chimney caps. At the rear are modern windows with plain

Listing NGR: SD6538635802

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