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HER Number:MDV44322
Name:Brock's Almshouses, Castle Road, Okehampton

Summary

The earliest provision for alsmhouses was the gift of Richard Brock in 1588. The original buildings probably stood on the site of the present Victorian ones in Castle Road.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 948
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOkehampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/161
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93360

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1847 AD to 1847 AD)

Full description

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 155 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

The earliest provision for alsmhouses was the gift of Richard Brock in 1588. The original buildings probably stood on the site of the present Victorian ones in Castle Road.


Department of Environment, 1983, Okehampton, 1 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342832.

Dated 1847. Pair of semi-detached almshouse cottages, built of Delabole Mate rubble. Slate roof with gabled ends with ornate bargeboards and wall pendants to the eaves. String course at floor level and stuccoed quoins. Two storeys. Two window range. Three-light casements with glazing bars and flat brick arches. No ground floor windows at the front. Pair of doorways at centre showing wide gabled porch. Stone plaque above inscribed "Brook's Almshouse 1847 John Crotch Mayor". Brick chimney stacks at gable ends. Small single storey wing at each end.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 155.
SDV342832List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Okehampton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 1.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2015 10:18AM