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Latitude: 51.055 / 51°3'18"N
Longitude: -4.0487 / 4°2'55"W
OS Eastings: 256511
OS Northings: 130403
OS Grid: SS565304
Mapcode National: GBR KR.FVHR
Mapcode Global: FRA 26DB.JHC
Entry Name: The Law Memorial Almshouses
Listing Date: 18 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1317905
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98512
Location: Bishop's Tawton, North Devon, Devon, EX32
Civil Parish: Bishop's Tawton
Built-Up Area: Bishop's Tawton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bishops Tawton
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
BISHOPS TAWTON BISHOPS TAWTON ROAD (east side)
SS 53 SE Bishops Tawton
7/34 The Law Memorial Almshouses
Almshouses, comprising 12 flats. 1885. Squared rubble with ashlar dressings.
Tiled roof with 3 large axial stacks between each twin gable with crenellated caps
recessed panelled sides to shafts, corbelled Lombard-style at top. 2 storeys.
Series of 3 twin gabled projections with coped gables, cavetto moulded kneelers,
fleur-de-lis finials and shaped rafter ends. Double arched entrances to the
recesses between Each gable has 3-light stone mullion window with drip moulds
above transomed mullion windows of 3 segmental arched lights with crenellated drip
moulds. Moulded stone string course to each pair of gables, that to centre runs up
as segmental arched hoodmould over central plaque recording erection of almshouses
"in loving memory of Thomas Shephard Law and of William Henry Law, His Son. By the
sorrowing wife and mother". Small cinquefoil pierced stone inset near apex of each
gable. 2 recessed bays have porches with twin pointed arched in chromatic
stonework with hoodmoulds, supported on central slender marble column and corbelled
out to each side. Segmental arched inner doorways with chamfered and stopped
architraves. Low stone balustrade to porches above each pair of arches with
crenellated parapet. Tiled lean-to roof to entrance porch at left end, single
storey Board Room at right end with pointed arched doorway and 2-light window with
central colonette, corbelled hoodmould and decorative lattice work to leaded cames.
Listing NGR: SS5651130403
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