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HER Number:MDV11447
Name:John Trott's Almshouses, Cullompton


Almshouses founded in 1522, restored 19th and 20th centuries. Six two storeyed units, one room per floor, entered from rear with main central entrance to front, now blocked.


Grid Reference:ST 021 075
Map Sheet:ST00NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00NW/18
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95312

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (XVI to XX - 1501 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica (Monograph). SDV323771.

Foster, M. T., 1910, A Short History of Cullompton, 164 (Article in Serial). SDV336340.

Known as John Trott's Almshouses. Only the internal woodwork remains of original building, though the front entrance, now blocked up, reveals its original form.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, ST00NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV338660.

Almshouses situated on east side of Higher Street, north of Lower Street. Other details: Photograph.

Knowles, D. + Hadcock, R. N., 1971, Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales, 319. 354 (Monograph). SDV323253.

Founded in 1522 for six poor men and not suppressed at the time of the dissolution.

Tiverton District Council, 1978, Cullompton Conservation Area, 6 (Report - non-specific). SDV41951.

Department of Environment, 1986, Cullompton, 79 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336339.

Row of Almshouses. Founded 1522 by John Trott for six poor men; erected 1523 and heavily restored in 19th and 20th century. Random rubble volcanic trap and sandstone under gabled-end slate roof. Six two-storeyed units, one room per floor, entered from rear, with main central entrance (now blocked) to front. Two end and three axial stacks with brick shafts. Front: seven window range; one, two, and three-light barred 19th century casement windows to first floor, six two-light windows to ground floor with 20th century ventilation openings. Central doorway (blocked). Rear: six three-light 19th century casement windows to first floor; six doors and six two-light windows to ground, mostly 20th century with concrete sills. Cross beams to all interiors with roll and concave moulding and oak-leaf stops.

Morton, R., 2007, Land at Station Road Cullompton, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment for Tesco Stores Ltd, 7,17 (Report - Assessment). SDV338659.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323253Monograph: Knowles, D. + Hadcock, R. N.. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales. Unknown + Digital (part). 319. 354.
SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown.
SDV336339List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Cullompton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 79.
SDV336340Article in Serial: Foster, M. T.. 1910. A Short History of Cullompton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 42. A5 Hardback. 164.
SDV338659Report - Assessment: Morton, R.. 2007. Land at Station Road Cullompton, Devon. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment for Tesco Stores Ltd. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 07059. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7,17.
SDV338660Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. ST00NW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV41951Report - non-specific: Tiverton District Council. 1978. Cullompton Conservation Area. Tiverton District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4242 - Desk-based Assessment of Land at Station Road, Cullompton, Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2016 6:54PM