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©  Jayne Boldy

IoE Number: 251252
Location: EAGLES CLOSE ALMSHOUSES, 1-10 POST OFFICE LANE (east side)
  WANTAGE, VALE OF WHITE HORSE, OXFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Jayne Boldy
Date Photographed: 21 July 2000
Date listed: 06 December 1985
Date of last amendment: 06 December 1985
Grade II

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WANTAGEPOST OFFICE LANESU4087, SU3987NE(East side)8/153, 9/153Nos.l to 10 (consecutive),Eagles Close Almshouses

WANTAGE POST OFFICE LANE SU4087, SU3987NE (East side) 8/153, 9/153 Nos.l to 10 (consecutive), Eagles Close Almshouses GV II Almshouses. Built 1867 for Town Commissioners. Flemish bond red brick with limestone ashlar bands; old tile roof with decorative ridge tiles; brick stacks. Row of "one-up, one-down" cottages with rear outshut. 2 storeys; 10-window range. Pointed arches of alternating brick and stone ashlar voussoirs over plank doors with decorative strap hinges. Similar tympanum arches over 3-light ground-floor casements, some with H-L hinges: similar first-floor 2-light casements. 4 offset buttresses divide each paired door. Ashlar bands beneath first- and ground-floor window sills. Gabled roof with stone coping to parapets; ridge stacks. Interior not inspected. Built in similar style to Nos.23 - 37 Mill Street (q.v.) also of 1867.

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