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Lewis Rogers Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Penmynydd, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2441 / 53°14'38"N

Longitude: -4.2291 / 4°13'44"W

OS Eastings: 251354

OS Northings: 374215

OS Grid: SH513742

Mapcode National: GBR HNX3.ZHD

Mapcode Global: WH540.0QFC

Entry Name: Lewis Rogers Almshouses

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Last Amended: 29 January 2002

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26142

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Community: Penmynydd

Community: Penmynydd

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Early C17 range of almshouses, dated by a sunk panel over the central porch entrance which bears the date and initials: I P H S 1620. The will of Lewis Rogers, dated 17th January 1617, gives £1000 in trust to Richard Owen Tudor Esq. of Penmynith and Mr Hugh Williams of the parish of Esgeivioge Gent. who, with the parson and churchwardens of Penmynith he appoints feoffees in trust for the purpose of building an almshouse in the parish for the relief of 10 men over the age of 50 years, each to receive £5 per annum. After a number of other beneficiaries were named, including the above named gentlemen who each received £20 for their trouble, the residue of the estate was left to pay for the maintenance of the almshouses. The houses, complete with linen, were completed for the sum of £300.

By the time of the Tithe of the parish, 1843, the almshouses were recorded as being on the land of Lord Richard Williams Bulkeley, and occupied by paupers of the parish. Some restorations were carried out in late C19, including the re-roofing of the range with thick roofing slates.

Originally there were 10 almshouses, each with a single room downstairs and a small loft/bedroom above. In the mid C20 the range was modernised, wider windows inserted along the rear and the internal arrangement adjusted so that today there are 5 houses along the range; all now have 2 ground floor rooms apiece. At the time of the survey plans were being drawn up to change the internal arrangement again and to reduce the number of houses to just 3 separate dwellings along the row.

Further restorations carried out in mid-late C20 include the re-roofing of the range in slate, as well as the restoration of the opposing outhouse ranges which were also re-roofed with slate.

Exterior

Second from the end of the row of 5 tenements and recessed behind the advanced wings. A 2 window range with central doorway. There is a tablet over the doorway which bears the initials L R.

Interior

Interior not inspected at the time of the survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed at Grade II* as an exceptionally well preserved and well detailed range of early C17 almshouses. A coherently planned range which retains much of its original vernacular character and many original features including windows, doorways and datestone.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Lewis Rogers Almshouse
    Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd.
  • II* Lewis Rogers Almshouses
    Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd.
  • II Lewis Rogers Almhouses outbuilding range (S)
    Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd. The outbuilding ranges are directly opposite the almshouses for which they were built and this is the souther
  • II* Lewis Rogers Almshouses
    Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd.
  • II Lewis Rogers Almshouses outbuilding range (N)
    Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd. The outbuilding ranges are directly opposite the almshouses for which they were built and this is the norther
  • II* Lewis Rogers Almshouses
    Set at right angles to the S side of the B5420 in the centre of the village of Penmynydd; No 1 is located nearest the road, at the N (R) end of the range.
  • II* Church of St Gredifael
    Set back from the E side of the junction between two country roads to the N of the village of Penmynydd.
  • II Tyn yr Allt
    C2km SE of Penmynydd, accessed via a rough lane running south from the B5420; immediately south of Castell.

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