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Hoptons Almshouses Hopton Gardens

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5067 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -0.1015 / 0°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 531854

OS Northings: 180349

OS Grid: TQ318803

Mapcode National: GBR PG.C2

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.6D69

Entry Name: Hoptons Almshouses Hopton Gardens

Listing Date: 2 March 1950

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471026

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3180 HOPTON STREET
636-1/1/447 (East side)
02/03/50 Nos.10 AND 11
Hopton's Almshouses, Hopton Gardens
(Formerly Listed as:
HOPTON STREET
(East side)
Hopton's Almshouses)

GV II*

Almshouses and committee room. 1746-9. Built by Thomas Ellis
and William Cooley to designs of Mr Batterson, trustee of
Charles Hopton's will and a builder; house on right rebuilt
after war damage; all buildings modernised and re-opened 1988.
MATERIALS: brick with rusticated stone quoins; hipped tiled
roof (renewed) with overhanging eaves.
PLAN: forms the central block of a group of (originally) 28
almshouses, ranged around 3 sides of a garden (this block on
the eastern side).
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, each almshouse 2 bays, the central
committee room of 3 bays pedimented and slightly projecting.
Central entrance has 6-panelled door with timber surround,
consoled cornice and foundation tablet above: "Chas. Hopton
Esq sole founder of this charity Anno 1752". Entrance flanked
by tall sash windows with glazing bars, round-arched with
keystoned architraves and bracketed sills.
Almshouses have gauged red brick segmental arches to
ground-floor openings, sash windows with glazing bars in plain
reveals to both floors.
INTERIOR: committee room panelled with shouldered fireplace
and heavy overmantel and recessed panels.


Listing NGR: TQ3185480349

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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