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Purril's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Benington, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.9982 / 52°59'53"N

Longitude: 0.0808 / 0°4'50"E

OS Eastings: 539738

OS Northings: 346566

OS Grid: TF397465

Mapcode National: GBR KXR.36R

Mapcode Global: WHJMQ.6WQW

Plus Code: 9F42X3XJ+78

Entry Name: Purril's Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 November 1951

Last Amended: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1360481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191919

Location: Benington, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22

County: Lincolnshire

District: Boston

Town: Boston

Civil Parish: Benington

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Butterwick St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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8/5 Purril's Almshouses
(formerly listed as
19.11.51 Almshouses by


5 almshouses. C15, rebuilt 1728, altered C20. Red brick in
Flemish bond, ashlar quoins and dressings, front range with
concrete pantile roof and brick coped partly tumbled gables, rear
range with shallow slate roof. 11 bay, single storey front range
having brick dentillated eaves, with 2 C20 doors and 9 C20
glazing bar sashes, all with segmental brick heads. Beneath the
eaves an ashlar plaque records the rebuilding in 1728 by the
Charity of Mr. Wm Porril. The side of the rear range has 4 two
light sliding sashes to ground floor and 3 similar windows to
first floor, all with brick segmental heads. In the side are 2
sections of C15 ashlar frieze of blank shields and cusped
tracery. The school and bedehouses were bequeathed by Mr.
William Purrill in his will dated 31st July 1725. Source:
Thompson, History of Boston.

Listing NGR: TF3973846566

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