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IoE Number: 456532
Location: THE TOUNSON ALMSHOUSES, 10-13 KINGSBURY STREET (south west side)
Photographer: Mr David Nunn
Date Photographed: 07 April 2002
Date listed: 19 May 1950
Date of last amendment: 19 May 1950
Grade II*

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CALNEST9970KINGSBURY STREET755-1/5/83(South West side)

CALNE ST9970 KINGSBURY STREET 755-1/5/83 (South West side) 19/05/50 Nos.10-13 (Consecutive) The Tounson Almshouses GV II* Formerly known as: Nos.10-17 The Tounson Almshouses KINGSBURY STREET. Terrace of 8 paired almshouses, now 4. c1682, altered 1973. For John Tounson. Limewashed limestone rubble with ashlar ridge stacks and a stone slate roof. Single-depth plan, originally of one room each. Each of 2 storeys; 2-window range. Paired central heavy 3-plank doors with wrought-iron strap hinges with fleur-de-lys ends, and grille-covered peep holes, in chamfered wood frames with bar stops. Stone-mullioned windows with ovolo-moulded surrounds, and ground-floor label moulds; leaded metal casements with stays. Each a single-room plan, now with through-passage and side entrances. Rear elevation has a late C20 full-width timber verandah, small single-light windows with timber lintels, and 3 C20 inserted half dormers with leaded lights. Over the second doorway from the left is an inscribed plaque giving details of the original benefaction by John Tounson in 1683. INTERIOR: heavy lateral beams with roll stopped chamfers. Roof reported to have been renewed. A fine and complete row, executed in the local vernacular style. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Wiltshire: London: 1963-1975: 157).

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