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

A Grade II Listed Building in Reydon, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3377 / 52°20'15"N

Longitude: 1.6714 / 1°40'17"E

OS Eastings: 650202

OS Northings: 277417

OS Grid: TM502774

Mapcode National: GBR YWT.HD6

Mapcode Global: VHM75.XHGR

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

Listing Date: 14 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281892

Location: Reydon, Waveney, Suffolk, IP18

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Reydon

Built-Up Area: Reydon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Reydon St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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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

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