Description: Walpole's Almshouses and Garden Walls
Date Listed: 26 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 228615
OS Grid Reference: TG4094905444
OS Grid Coordinates: 640949, 305444
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5933, 1.5561
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FREETHORPE THE GREEN (east)
TG 40 NW
4/38 Walpole's Almshouses
and garden walls.
Almshouses, dated 1871 of red brick with painted stone dressings and slate
roof. 4 attached houses, formed from single storey central range with end
cross wings. Symmetrical facade to road of 6 windows, a.b.c.b.b.c.b.a. Gabled
porches (c) flanked by 3-light windows. Gothic entrance arches to porches
with monogram above. 4 panel doors inside. Cross wing gable walls contain
canted bays with hipped roofs and 4-light windows. Shields in gable heads.
Gabled porches, flanked by blind 2-light windows in sides of cross wings.
Windows have transoms, wrought iron casements and leaded lights. Central
leaning buttress with plaque above. Pierced decorated bargeboards, fish scale
decoration in roof slates which have fretted ridge 3 symmetrical axial stacks.
Garden walls containing gates with Gothic arches project to rear. Central
plaque inscribed "Erected by Richard Henry and Harriet Vade Walpole, for the
use of 6 poor widows of the parish of Freethorpe. AD 1871".
Listing NGR: TG4094905444
Source: English Heritage
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