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Milward Almshouses

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

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Latitude: 51.4148 / 51°24'53"N

Longitude: -2.5038 / 2°30'13"W

OS Eastings: 365061

OS Northings: 168538

OS Grid: ST650685

Mapcode National: GBR JV.Q2X1

Mapcode Global: VH88W.KP6S

Plus Code: 9C3VCF7W+WF

Entry Name: Milward Almshouses

Listing Date: 17 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485038

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

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739-1/4/29 (North side)
Nos.62-68 (Even)
Milward Almshouses


Four almshouses in single composition. Dated on plaque 1885.
Founded by Alfred Milward. Rock-faced squared and coursed
rubble with ashlar dressings and ridge stacks; clay tile roof
with contrasting bands of fish-scale tiles and plain tiles;
wooden bargeboards.
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: double-depth plan, with four units composed within a
symmetrical composition.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey; 4-window range. South facade with
projecting gabled wings to each end and central recessed 2-bay
section with smaller half-dormer gables through the eaves
line. Ground-floor windows are 3-light mullions with
Carnarvon-arched heads, dripstones and small-pane casements;
upper floor has similar windows of 2 lights. Central 2 bays
have a lean-to porch extending between the flanking wings. 2
plank doors to centre, further plank doors in gabled porches
to each return facade. The high level of ornamentation
includes rusticated quoins, decorative tiled roof, 2 elaborate
coats of arms to each wing between windows, ammonites set
below the gables of each wing and a central plaque with
inscription recording the foundation of the building by Alfred
Milward to house aged married couples.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: 1885 is late for this kind of vernacular
Gothic style, but the building is a good and remarkably
well-preserved example of its type.

Listing NGR: ST6506168538

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