The Chipping Norton almshouses were sponsored by Henry Cornish, a wealthy local man who sadly outlived his wife and all 12 of their children. He donated them to the use of eight godly widows.

Chipping Norton Almshouses
Almshouses, 1640. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. Holly Hayes
Location map of Almshouses, Chipping Norton, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Almshouses, Chipping Norton, England. Click to enlarge.

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Go Historic ID
488020
Listed Building ID
1182730 view listed building data
Article Title
Almshouses
Coordinates
51.9431300° N, 1.5457890° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
SP 31334 27279
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

CHIPPING NORTON CHURCH STREET SP 3027-3127 (north side) 3/6 Nos 1-4 (consecutive, 23.4.52 Almshouses) GV II* Almshouses. 1640 as recorded on datestone which reads 'The work and Gift of Henry Cornish. Gent. 1640'. Coursed rubble stone and stone dressings with a gabled stone tiled roof and 9 ridge stacks some renewed. Roadside facade of 8 gabled tenements with 2-light mullion windows, dripstones in the gable and 3-light mullions to the ground floor set beneath a continuous string course. C19 casements to all openings and C19 plank doors to each cottage beneath pedimented hoods. Originally 8, now 4 dwellings.

Listing NGR: SP3133427279

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Place ID
488020
Title
Almshouses, Chipping Norton, England
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022