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Paiges Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0798 / 51°4'47"N

Longitude: -4.0591 / 4°3'32"W

OS Eastings: 255861

OS Northings: 133181

OS Grid: SS558331

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCJT

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.DGL

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+W9

Entry Name: Paiges Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 January 1951

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485568

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/9/96 (East side)
19/01/51 Paige's Almshouses
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.1 & 2)


Range of 4 almshouses. 1656, C20 additions to left and rear.
Founded by Elizabeth Paige. Painted brick front roughly in
English bond; small painted stone rubble section at left-hand
end. Slated roof. Originally 4 dwellings for 8 inmates.
2 storeys. Main building has 4 windows per storey plus 4
doorways. Section to left has one upper-storey window.
Doorways have double ovolo-moulded, square-headed wood frames
with elaborately carved stops; ribbed and studded plank doors,
The second from left a near-replica of the original. Slated
wood canopy above each door. Windows (restored) are of 4
lights in ground storey, 3 above; ovolo-moulded wood mullions
with diamond-shaped leaded panes, each window having a
casement with ornate iron hinges. Window in section to left
has a 2-light wood casement with pegged joists; probably late
C17 or later. Left gable wall has 2 mullioned windows in the
style of those in the main range.
These almshouses make an important contribution to the C17
character of Church Lane, being adjacent to Horwood's
Almshouses (qv).

Listing NGR: SS5586133181

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