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Description: The Bridewell
Date Listed: 12 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 228586
OS Grid Reference: TG4012410627
OS Grid Coordinates: 640124, 310627
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6402, 1.5477
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ACLE SOUTH WALSHAM ROAD
TG 41 SW
2/10 The Bridewell.
House. C17 and later; dated 1633 on west wall. Flint, limestone and brick
with brick dressings. Roofs pantiled and plaintiled, steeply pitched. 1½ and
2-storeys, L-shaped plan. Wing to south has a cellar, said to be a former
prison cell. South wing of 1½ storeys : C20 casements in altered openings.
Half-glazed entrance door opposite stack with datestone above. Gabled dormer
with 2-light casement with glazing bars; pendant brackets to dormer wallplate.
South gable has 3-light casements at ground and first floor level and blocked
attic opening with inset stone above (inscription not decipherable). Range
to north said to be earlier : scattered fenestration to south : casements
with glazing bars, some C20 replacements. C20 entrance doors, one in original
chamfered brick opening. Later lean-to at west gable. Gables parapeted and
coped with moulded eaves oversailing courses and internal chimney stack. Eaves
line raised in red brickwork with dentilled eaves course. Pantiled lean-to
on north side.
Listing NGR: TG4012410627
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Source: English Heritage
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