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Poor-House to Framlingham Castle, Framlingham

Description: Poor-House to Framlingham Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 286298

OS Grid Reference: TM2864863742
OS Grid Coordinates: 628648, 263742
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2244, 1.3463

Location: Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9BS

Locality: Framlingham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 9BS

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Framlingham Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text


2/20 Poor-House to Framlingham
25.10.51 Castle


Poor-house, on the site of the Great Hall built by Roger Bigod II. 2 storeys
and attics; E-shaped plan, in 3 distinct sections. The south wing, in red
brick with plaintiled roof, was built soon after Sir Robert Hitcham's death in
1636. An internal chimney-stack with a high shaft; 2 moulded string-courses;
3-light and 4-light windows with wooden mullions and leaded panes: on the
upper storey with a transome also; 2 full dormers; a small outer door on the
south side with square surround and Tudor hood-mould over. There are similar
hood-moulds over all the windows. The central range was built in 1729,
possibly replacing the earlier hall, and incorporating some of its materials.
Walls in a random mixture of knapped flint and small stone blocks; plaintiled
roofs. 9 cross windows with diamond leaded panes; above alternate windows on
the ground floor are medieval heads used as labels. The 5 hipped dormers have
2-light leaded casement windows. Shallow-pitched gabled and enclosed central
porch with double doors. The north wing incorporates flint walling from the
medieval castle, particularly the east gable, but also contains some C16 and
later framing. A good C16 fireplace in the stack set on the north wall, and a
large oven formerly used for the poor-house baking.

Listing NGR: TM2864863742

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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