SS5632 : Penrose Almshouses, Litchdon Street, Barnstaple

taken 1 year ago, near to Barnstaple, Devon, Great Britain

Penrose Almshouses, Litchdon Street, Barnstaple
Penrose Almshouses, Litchdon Street, Barnstaple
Originally twenty dwellings, each for two inmates of the same sex, completed in 1627, three years after the death of the founder, John Penrose. Later repair and refurbishment includes 20th century replanning with partial conversion to flats and some features copying the original. Pevsner states that this is a remarkably attractive and ambitious early 17th century complex, and is the finest of a notable group of almshouses in Barnstaple.

Grade I listed in 1951.
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5603 3286 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.6171N 4:3.3932W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5605 3282
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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