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Mary Warner Almshouses and Walled Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Boyton, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0712 / 52°4'16"N

Longitude: 1.4598 / 1°27'35"E

OS Eastings: 637209

OS Northings: 247071

OS Grid: TM372470

Mapcode National: GBR XS2.3X2

Mapcode Global: VHM8F.863L

Entry Name: Mary Warner Almshouses and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285397

Location: Boyton, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP12

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Boyton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Boyton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

BOYTON (Off) THE STREET
TM 34 NE
(North Side)
7/34 Mary Warner
16/3/66 Almshouses and walled
garden (formerly
listed as Warner's
Almshouses)
G.V. II
Group of Almshouses. Central range of 1743. Left-hand wing of 1828 and
right hand wing of 1860. Red Flemish bond brick with plain tile roofs.
three ranges forming an open rectangular courtyard with a low wall to the
fourth side. South-facing range of 1743: 6 house fronts, each of one bay.
Doorways at far left and right and 2 pairs of doors to right and left of
centre. Flat-arched heads to all the openings. Doors of c.1860 each
having 4 panels, the upper 2 glazed. Six windows to ground and first
floors, each having cross windows of C19 date with glazing bars. To left
of centre at first floor level is a sundial with rectangular ashlar plate
and copper gnomon. To the centre at first floor level is an ashlar
datestone with moulded entablature and sill supported on console brackets.
This reads, to the cornice:
WARNERS ALMSHOUSE
and to the tablet:
TRUSTEES
THE RIGHT HONBLE LORD
VISCOUNT HEREFORD
SIR JOHN BARKER BART.
DUDLY NORTH )
EDMUND TYRELL ) Efqre
JOHN REVETT )
THE REVD MR BENCE
THE REVD MR WELTON
and to the apron:
ERECTED 1743
cavetto-moulded plaster frieze above this and 4 chimney stacks evenly
spaced along the ridge each having 4 flues. The range of 1828 is similar
but has eight houses divided into pairs by pilaster buttresses which die
back by an offset immediately below the cornice. At first floor level,
above the central buttress which dies back at a lower level than those to
either side of it, is a datestone, similar in form to that on the front of
1743 but reading:
To the cornice: WARNERS ALMSHOUSE

and to the tablet: TRUSTEES 1828
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE EARL OF STRADBROKE
SIR THOMAS SHERLOCKE
GOOCH BART
SIR CHARLES BLOIS BART
DUDLY LONGNORTH ESQUIRE
CHARLES TYRELL ESQUIRE
THE REVD WILLIAM LONG ESQUIRE
EDWARD S GOOCH ESQUIRE

Apart from these details the front is similar to that of 1743. The range
of 1860 is an exact copy of that of 1828. Similar datestone but here
reading:
To the cornice: WARNERS ALMSHOUSE

and to the tablet: TRUSTEES
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE EARL OF STRADBROKE
CHARLES TYRELL ESQUIRE
HENRY BENCE ESQUIRE
WILLIAM JOHN ROUS ESQUIRE
WILLIAM LONG ESQUIRE
THE REVD EDMUND HOLLAND
JOHN WILLIAM BROOKE ESQUIRE

and to the apron: 1860

Each of the lateral wings terminates in a blank gabled wall with kneelers.
The brickwork to the gables is layed in a pattern of diagonally ascending
headers and stretchers creating a chevron pattern. Outshuts to the rear of
the ranges, those to the 1743 and 1828 ranges, having two gabled
projections each which rise to first floor level and have loft doors.
Flush with the gable ends of the lateral wings and continuing around the
rear of the 3 ranges is a walled garden enclosure of c.1869 with walls of
c.5 feet in height.


Listing NGR: TM3720947071

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