St Nicholas' Almshouses

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St Nicholas' Almshouses
St Nicholas Almshouses June2010.jpg
St Nicholas' Almshouses is located in Bristol
St Nicholas' Almshouses
Location within Bristol
General information
Town or cityBristol
Coordinates51°27′08″N 2°35′42″W / 51.4522°N 2.5950°W / 51.4522; -2.5950Coordinates: 51°27′08″N 2°35′42″W / 51.4522°N 2.5950°W / 51.4522; -2.5950
Construction started1652

St Nicholas' Almshouses (grid reference ST587727) is a historic building on King Street, Bristol, England.

It was built in 1652 to 1656, extended in the 19th century and restored 1961 by Donald Insall. The foundations of a bastion of the City Wall were revealed during restoration.[1] It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.[2]

The almshouse was one of the first buildings in King Street, a new development then outside the city wall and beside the "Back Street Gate".[3]

The building was damaged during the Bristol Blitz and now presents only a facade to the street. It no longer serves the homeless as it did in previous centuries. It is now student accommodation.

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  1. ^ Burrough, THB (1970). Bristol. London: Studio Vista. ISBN 0-289-79804-3.
  2. ^ "St Nicholas' Almshouses, Nos.1-10". Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  3. ^ "St. Nicholas Almshouse". UK attraction. Retrieved 2007-03-21.