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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1048811



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Abingdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250532

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1. 752 WEST ST HELEN STREET (West Side)

SU 4996 1/205 19.1.51 Long Alley Almshouses


2. Erected by the Fraternity of the Holy Cross in 1446. Row of single storey buildings in stone with the Guildhall in the centre. Brick stacks. Long oak cloister walk in front is circa 1500 and to it were added three elaborate C17 porches with paintings in panels executed by Sampson Strong of Oxford in 1605. The Hall was panelled at the same time and the mullioned bay window of stone added to the garden side, as well as the good octagonal lantern on the hall roof which bears the date of its repair, 1707. (See Preston, "Christ's Hospital" (1930), pp 8-32 and VCH Berks IV).

Twitty's Almshouses, Long Alley Almshouses, Brick Alley Almshouses and Church of St Helen form a group

Listing NGR: SU4965796736

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924)
Preston, , Christs Hospital, (1930), 8-32

National Grid Reference: SU 49663 96729


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