Information for record number MWA381:
Almshouses, 1-5 Mancetter Road

Summary Several almshouses that were built during the Imperial period to provide housing for the poor. They are located on Mancetter Road, Mancetter.
What Is It?  
Type: Almshouse
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Mancetter
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 32 96
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Dating to 1822 a single story range in whitened brick with cambered and latticed 3-light casements and ledged doors. Unusual cast iron verandah, carried on slim gothic shafts forming 12 pointed arches, the spandrels filled with open trefoiled work and the whole embattled. Has some pictoral quality, and is a foil to the 18th century almshouses. See WA 382. Has an old tiled roof.
2 Photographed in 1977.
3 Whitewashed brick. 20th century plain-tile roof; mid 20th century brick ridge and right end stacks. Each is a one-unit plan. One storey; each is a one-window range. Ribbed doors. Opening to passage between nos.2 and 3. Tall narrow 3-light painted iron latticed casements. All openings have shallow segmental arches. Cast iron open verandah has 12-bay arcade of 4-centred arches with slender shafts, spandrels of trefoiled circle tracery and embattled parapet. Interiors not inspected.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1959
Page Number: 18
Volume/Sheet: Atherstone Rural
Source No: 3
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1988
Page Number: 30
Volume/Sheet: North Warwickshire
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: SMR card: photograph
Date: 2005
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source LBL Listed Building List. Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a list. Buildings placed on the list are protected through various planning and conservation acts which ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them. The Listed Buildings List is compiled and maintained by English Heritage. It includes details of where the building is, when it was built, a description of its appearance, and any other special features. back
source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SHAFT * Use only if function unknown, otherwise use specific type. back
monument ARCH * A structure over an opening usually formed of wedge-shaped blocks of brick or stone held together by mutual pressure and supported at the sides; they can also be formed from moulded concrete/ cast metal. A component; use for free-standing structure only. back
monument ALMSHOUSE * A house devoted to the shelter of the poor and endowed by a benefactor for this use. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back

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