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St Giles-in-the-Fields Almshouses Camden
Summary: St Giles Almshouses were founded in 1665, and built on this site in 1790. They were rebuilt in 1885 by Edward Henry Burnell in Jacobean style of yellow stock brick with red brick bands, strings and stone dressings, fishscale tile roofs with gables. The almshouses are in two ranges forming two sides of a quadrangle with a secluded courtyard garden containing a single tree. The attached boundary walls have stone coping surmounted by cast-iron railings. At the south end of the quadrangle is a York Stone tablet, dated 1790, recording former almshouses on the site as well as a tablet dated 1885 recording the rebuilding of the almshouses.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: 17a Macklin Street
Postcode: WC2 > Google Map
Type of site: Private Garden
Date(s): 1790
Listed structures: LBII: St Giles Almshouses, walls and railings
Borough: Camden
Site ownership: private
Site management:
Open to public? No
Opening times: private
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Holborn (Central).
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Grid ref: TQ303813
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Seven Dials
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Area of Special Character: Central London Area
Other LA designation:

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