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Description: Williamsons Furniture Store and Former Prison
Date Listed: 9 May 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 223093
OS Grid Reference: TF9337036906
OS Grid Coordinates: 593370, 336906
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8948, 0.8732
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5320 LITTLE WALSINGHAM BRIDEWELL STREET
Williamsons Furniture Store
and former Prison
TF 9336 NW 1/84 9.5.77.
Gaol built in 1787 on site of the Old Leper Hospital, enlarged 1822 and became
County House of Correction. Said to have had 53 cells, several day rooms, exercising
yards and infirmary and 4 tread mills for grinding corn.
1822 mill on west side: red brick; hipped black-glazed pantile roof; brick dentil
eaves; 3 storeys and basement; 5 window bays, small windows with rubbed brick
arches and stone cills; wide central ground floor entrance with slight rubbed
brick arch, another doorway on right.
East wing (containing cells): lower; red brick; brick dentil eaves; pantile roof
with hipped end; studded prison door with barred viewing hole.
Listing NGR: TF9337036906
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Source: English Heritage
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