Gramer's Almshouses, 6-8 Mancetter Road, Mancetter
Gramer's Almshouses, houses built for poor people to live in. They were built during the Post Medieval period, and are situated on Mancetter Road, Mancetter.
1 Almshouses; originally 6 but now 3 houses. Dated 1728. Founded by James Gramer. Some mid/late 20th century alterations. Whitewashed brick with wood dentil cornice. Plain-tile roof; 3 mid/late 20th century brick ridge stacks. Originally one-unit plans. One storey; 12 bays. Doors to first, fifth and ninth bays have overlights with glazing bars. No 6 on left has ribbed door; nos 7 and 8 have flush 4-panelled doors. Sashes throughout, with 20th century sashes in 3 former doorways. All openings have painted stone or rendered lintels with keyblocks. Central slate inscription panel has painted moulded wood architrave with fluted pilastres, triglyphs and pediment with armorial device. Inscription records the erection of the building by James Gramer ‘Citizen and Goldsmith of London and a native of this place’ with an endowment of £2,000. Interiors not inspected.
2 Photographed in 1977.