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William Herrings Almshouses, Harpley

Description: William Herrings Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 221905

OS Grid Reference: TF7883425796
OS Grid Coordinates: 578834, 325796
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8001, 0.6513

Location: 6 Nethergate Street, Harpley, Norfolk PE31 6TW

Locality: Harpley
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE31 6TW

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Listing Text

TF 72 NE (west side)
No.1 to 6 William
24.6.86 Herrings Almshouses.


Almshouses. Dated 1850. English bond red brick, black brick header dressings,
stone dressings, pentagonal slate roofs. Single storey, arranged in 'U' plan,
originally 3 north and south and 2 central cottages. High Victorian Jacobean.
Central range has central rectangular bow window, 5 fixed lattic work cast
iron casements, hipped slate roof. Shaped gable with ogee apex and finial,
ECB in brick headers, polished red granite plaque with inscription "William
Herrings' Almshouses erected and endowed MDCCCL". 2 boarded doors, 2 4-centred
arches pierce screens connectin with north and south ranges. Stone parapets.
Damaged cresting to ridge. Central stack with plinths only surviving of 4
round shaft stacks. Ranges to north and south have 3 bay returns with 3 2-
light fixed cast iron casement lattice windows. 3 boarded doors. Plinths only
of 2 sets of ridge stacks. Returned shaped gables with 4-light casements,
brick header diapering with "W" in south, "H" in north gable. Stone quoins,
kneeler and shaped gable parapets.

Listing NGR: TF7883425796

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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