Description: Former Wangford Hundred Workhouse
Date Listed: 27 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282197
OS Grid Reference: TM3782689836
OS Grid Coordinates: 637826, 289836
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4547, 1.4989
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SHIPMEADOW HIGH ROAD
TM 38 NE
4/46 Former Wangford Hundred
Former Wangford Hundred workhouse, now used as a pig farm. 1766-7. Red brick
with a first floor brick band and a dentil eaves cornice. Hipped plaintiled
roof. 2 storeys and attics. A large building with an H-shape plan. One of
the long sides faces the road and forms the entrance front: this is 75m long,
with a range of 19 segmental-arched casement windows, all of 2 lights except
for one bay of 3 lights. The main doorway is placed centrally, with a 6-panel
door (the upper 4 panels glazed), tall rectangular fanlight and a flat hood on
shaped brackets. 8 flat-roofed dormers. On the roof above the entrance there
is the lower part of a square louvred bell turret. The other wings are in
matching style, with a 9-bay central connecting block. The windows were
originally square-leaded, with wrought iron opening casements: many are later
replacements but the original openings are substantially intact. The original
floors survive but some internal partitions have been removed. This is
probably the most intact large C18 workhouse surviving in the country.
Complete building and equipping accounts survive: see Proceedings of the
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, Vol.30, pp175-182.
Listing NGR: TM3782689836
Source: English Heritage
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