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1-3, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigton, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72019

Location: Wigton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

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

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Listing Text

Ny 2548 WIGTON CHURCH STREET
(North side) Wigton

Nos 1-3 (consecutive)

G.V. II

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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