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GRAY'S ALSMHOUSES

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.

Name: GRAY'S ALSMHOUSES

List entry Number: 1232341

Location

GRAY'S ALSMHOUSES, EAST STREET

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jun-1952

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 269705

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. EAST STREET 5365 (South Side) Gray' s Almshouses ST 2324 NW 12/10 ST 2524 SW 14/10 4.6.52.

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2. Founded by Robert Gray to 1015 for poor single women. 2 storey range. Leaded casement windows are mostly new, otherwise few alterations. The East Street front is of dark red brick with 9 large chimney stacks, paired shafts set diagonally, Ashlar dressings and stone plinth. Weathered string over ground floor. Old tile roof. Square bell cupola with weather vane. 3 and 2-light stone mullioned windows. 3 entrances with tablet above one bearing the arms of Robert Gray, dated 1635, another arms of the Merchant Tailors. Access to the dwellings by corridors along the back of each dlmop. Small room used as chapel has original benches and painted ceiling.

Gray's Almshouses and Nos 48 to 54 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST2307424504

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National Grid Reference: ST 23074 24504

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