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Almshouses (Including Attached Walling and Gateway on Covert Road Frontage), Reydon

Description: Almshouses (Including Attached Walling and Gateway on Covert Road Frontage)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 281892

OS Grid Reference: TM5020277417
OS Grid Coordinates: 650202, 277417
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3377, 1.6714

Location: Covert Road, Reydon, Suffolk IP18 6RD

Locality: Reydon
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP18 6RD

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Listing Text


5/27 Nos.1-4 (inc.) Almshouses
- (including attached
walling and gateway on
Covert Road frontage)

- II

Group of almshouses, comprising 4 identical cottages arranged around a small
green and linked by low walling. Dated 1908 on turrets either side of main
entrance, together with the inscription 'The Rest for the Aged'. Red brick
with dark headers; plaintiled roofs. Single storey. Each cottage has a T
shape plan: hipped roof with weatherboarded gablets to main block, crowstepped
gable end set forwards. Casement windows with square-leaded panes, segmental
arches; boarded and battened entrance doors. In each crowstepped gable is a
pedimented wooden tablet, originally with different inscriptions. Internal
stack to each cottage. Along Covert Road is kidney flint and brick boundary
wall, with a curved section between each pier filled by iron railings. The
main entrance piers take the form of brick turrets with conical plaintiled
roofs with metal capping. The turrets are corbelled out half way up and again
at eaves level. At the rear they are inscribed 'These cottages presented to
the town of Southwold by Andrew Matthews of The Elms Southwold'. Wrought iron

Listing NGR: TM5020277417

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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