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Forge Bungalows, Great Barton

Description: Forge Bungalows

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 284438

OS Grid Reference: TL8916367022
OS Grid Coordinates: 589163, 267022
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2688, 0.7709

Location: A143, Great Barton, Suffolk IP31 2NP

Locality: Great Barton
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 2NP

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Listing Text


1/17 Nos. 1,2,3 & 4 Forge
- Bungalows

- II

A row of 4 almshouses, built by Lady Louisa Bunbury in 1830 for poor widows.
Single-storey, with a 2-storey central porch. In a random mixture of flint and
small freestone blocks with white brick quoins and dressings; slate roofs. 2
internal chimney-stacks with plain white brick shafts. 4 canted bays, with
casement windows having transome and cross-bars to lights. The central porch
has a hipped roof with overhanging eaves; a casement window to the upper
storey with rounded heads in Gothick style to the 2 lights, and a rounded
archway to the ground storey with 2 recessed entrance doors. At each gable
end of the range is a small enclosed gabled porch with a plank door set in a
rounded arched doorway. A plaque over the porch entry reads: 'The Widows'
Home. Sacred to the memory of Louisa Emilia Bunbury MDCCCXXX'

Listing NGR: TL8916367022

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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