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© Mr Phil Emond

IoE Number: 269705
Location: GRAY'S ALSMHOUSES, EAST STREET (south side)
  TAUNTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Phil Emond
Date Photographed: 22 December 2002
Date listed: 04 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 04 June 1952
Grade I

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1.EAST STREET5365(South Side)Gray' s AlmshousesST 2324 NW 12/10

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

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