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HER Number:MDV22195
Name:The Almshouses, Radway, Bishopsteignton


Almshouses built 1861. Rubble sandstone with brick dressings under slate roof.


Grid Reference:SX 911 737
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishopsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/144
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Dudley, E. R., 1982, Church Houses (Worksheet). SDV340339.

Church houses erected c1861 by vicar, on the site of 5 old cottages. See worksheet for details.

Department of Environment, 1988, Bishopsteignton (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV319942.

Nos 20, 22, 24 and 26 (The Almshouses). 1861, patron the Revd. W.R. Ogle, on the site of 5 old cottages (Cleland). Random rubble red sandstone with polychromatic brick dressings ; slate roof with deep eaves, gabled at ends with crested ridge tiles ; stone stacks with
brick shafts.
Plan: Main block facing west on to Radway Hill with short projections to left and right, the centre recessed with a first floor balcony. The right hand projection is the front of a crosswing giving an approximate overall L plan. 20th century rear left additions.
Exterior: Very intact, with crank-headed windows with timber glazing bars and brick relieving arches. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 5 bay front, the outer bays project and are gabled to the front, the centre bay with a gable to the front and curved scissor-braced bargeboards, 3 bay first floor balcony to the centre 3 bays with a slate roof supported on timber posts with shaped struts. Crank-headed doorway, below balcony, in the first bay from the right, similar blocked doorway first bay from the left, similar doorway into return of left end bay. The right return has a gabled dormer in the centre, with a crank-headed 3-light window, similar window below and 2 small 1-light arched windows at the left, to the left of the projecting stone stack. The rear elevation is rendered with 20th century additions. Stone rubble wall in front of the almshouses included in the listing. An unspoiled almshouse building on a corner site.
Cleland, W.D. (ed), Bishopsteignton, South Devon, A Short History and Guide (1930), pp. 16. Other details: LBS No 85729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319942List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Bishopsteignton. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV340339Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. 1982. Church Houses. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2009 9:49AM