TQ3381 : Norton Folgate almshouses in Puma Court

taken 11 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Norton Folgate almshouses in Puma Court
Norton Folgate almshouses in Puma Court
According to British History Online:
The almshouses comprise two identical buildings, two storeys high and of cottage character, placed at right angles to Puma Court and facing each other across a narrow court. The walls are of yellow stocks, with a corbelled brick band between the storeys, and a narrow stone coping to the pediment-like gable-ends of the return elevations. There are two windows in each storey of the return elevations and three in the upper storey of the front, with the doorway between two windows in the ground storey. The doorway has a round arch, and the windows have segmental arches of brick, now stained yellow. The wooden shutters to the ground-floor windows have heart shaped peepholes, a romantic conceit adding to the cottage-like character of the buildings. On the return front of the west block is a tablet inscribed:

THESE ALMSHOUSES WERE ERECTED
IN THE YEAR 1860 FOR THE INHABITANTS
OF THE LIBERTY OF NORTON FOLGATE
IN PLACE OF THOSE BUILT IN 1728
LATELY TAKEN DOWN FOR THE NEW STREET

followed by the names of ten trustees.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 January, 2007
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Almshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 337 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1463N 0:4.3950W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 337 817
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