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Lake Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0882 / 51°5'17"N

Longitude: -4.0638 / 4°3'49"W

OS Eastings: 255560

OS Northings: 134125

OS Grid: SS555341

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQBP

Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.YDY

Entry Name: Lake Almshouses

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485843

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: Pilton with Ashford

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5534SE UNDER MINNOW ROAD, Pilton
684-1/2/387 (South side)
Lake Almshouses

GV II

Row of 4 almshouses. Dated 1863. Red brick with bands of white
stone. Slated roof with crested red ridge tiles. 3 red brick
chimneys in red brick banded with white stone and having
tapered stone caps; one on each end wall, the 3rd in centre of
ridge.
2 storeys. 4-window range with shared doorway in centre of
each pair. Gothic Revival style. Ground-storey openings have
curved, slightly pointed arches with voussoirs consisting of 2
red bricks alternating with 2 brick-like stones. Plank doors,
that at Nos 1 & 2 with patterned iron surrounds to handle and
keyhole; 3-paned fanlights with chamfered wood glazing bars.
Windows have 3-light wood casements with chamfered wood
mullions; 3 panes per light plus transom light.
Upper storey windows are of 2 pointed-arched lights, the
arches having alternating red brick and white stone voussoirs;
they rise above eaves level to form dormer gables with
projecting shaped barge-boards; lights contain 4-paned sashes.
Both storeys have cill-level bands of white stone and the
upper storey has one at springing-level of the window arches.
In the centre of the front is a stone plaque inscribed 'THESE
ALMSHOUSES WERE REBUILT BY T. WREY HARDING ESQRE. OF UPCOTT.
A.D. 1863.' End walls have no openings except for an inserted
ground-storey window at right-hand end. Bargeboards matching
those on the dormer gables. INTERIOR not inspected.
The almshouses are an early example of the polychrome Gothic
style.


Listing NGR: SS5556034125

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