© Mr Phil Emond
GRAY'S ALSMHOUSES, EAST STREET (south side)
TAUNTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Mr Phil Emond
22 December 2002
04 June 1952
Date of last amendment:
04 June 1952
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1. EAST STREET
Gray' s Almshouses
ST 2324 NW 12/10
ST 2524 SW 14/10 4.6.52.
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
Gray's Almshouses and Nos 48 to 54 (consec) form a group.