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Latitude: 54.824 / 54°49'26"N
Longitude: -3.1597 / 3°9'34"W
OS Eastings: 325588
OS Northings: 548299
OS Grid: NY255482
Mapcode National: GBR 6DCN.QJ
Mapcode Global: WH6Z7.F0MP
Entry Name: 1-3, Church Street
Listing Date: 19 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327146
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72019
Location: Wigton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7
Civil Parish: Wigton
Built-Up Area: Wigton
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Wigton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
Ny 2548 WIGTON CHURCH STREET
(North side) Wigton
Nos 1-3 (consecutive)
Almshouses, now 3 private houses. Dated and inscribed in Latin (now very
weathered) which translates JOHN THOMLINSON ASSISTED BY HIS BROTHER ROBERT
PROVIDED PENSIONS AND ERECTED THIS MATRONS' COLLEGE AD 1723. Early C19
alterations. Painted render over red sandstone rubble, with painted quoins, on
chamfered plinth. Welsh slate roof; C20 brick chimney stacks. 2 storeys, with
a total of 8 bays. Three C20 doors in painted chamfered C19 surrounds with
shaped lintels, one with square head, all under hood moulds. Single-pane sash
windows in C19 painted chamfered surrounds under hood moulds. Built to house 6
widows of clergy; each had 3 rooms and an annual pension of £9. Sold by the
Charity Commissioners in 1884. See, T.W. Carrick, History of Wigton, 1949,
pp22-3. Has G.V. with Church of St Mary.
Listing NGR: NY2558848299
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