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Bridges Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4183 / 51°25'5"N

Longitude: -2.5049 / 2°30'17"W

OS Eastings: 364983

OS Northings: 168928

OS Grid: ST649689

Mapcode National: GBR CXZ.6F

Mapcode Global: VH88W.JML3

Plus Code: 9C3VCF9W+82

Entry Name: Bridges Almshouses

Listing Date: 27 February 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485031

Location: Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Keynsham

Built-Up Area: Keynsham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Almshouse

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739-1/3/22 (North side)
27/02/50 Nos.46-56 (Even)
Bridges Almshouses


Terrace of six almshouses. 1685, founded by Sir Thomas
Bridges, with minor C19 alterations. Squared, coursed
limestone with ashlar dressings, copings, pantile roof and
brick stacks: 2 end and 2 mid-ridge. Founded by Sir Thomas
PLAN: each a single-depth plan with paired through-passages.
EXTERIOR: each cottage is a 2-storey; 2-window range. Long
continuous range of three symmetrical pairs of houses, with
string-courses to both floors, steeply pitched gabled roof
with plain eaves line. Ground-floor has 3-light ovolo-moulded
mullion windows with 4-pane early C19 casements and paired,
deeply recessed plank doors with decorative hinges and single
rectangular lights; first-floor has 2-light ovolo-moulded
mullion windows with 3-pane early C19 casements. Two armorial
cartouches set below first-floor string-course between Nos
48/50 and Nos 52/54: Lady Anna Rodney (lion) and Sir Thomas
Bridges (cross).
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: reputedly built for the poor widows of men
killed in the Monmouth Rebellion.
A well preserved example of a civic building type with local
historical significance.
(White E: Keynsham and Saltford: Keynsham: 1990-: 5, 42; The
Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol:
London: 1958-: 210).

Listing NGR: ST6498368928

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