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Walpole's Almshouses and Garden Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Freethorpe, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5933 / 52°35'36"N

Longitude: 1.5561 / 1°33'21"E

OS Eastings: 640949

OS Northings: 305444

OS Grid: TG409054

Mapcode National: GBR XKT.J6M

Mapcode Global: WHMTY.W25Q

Entry Name: Walpole's Almshouses and Garden Walls

Listing Date: 26 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228615

Location: Freethorpe, Broadland, Norfolk, NR13

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Freethorpe

Built-Up Area: Freethorpe

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Freethorpe

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 40 NW
4/38 Walpole's Almshouses
and garden walls.
Almshouses, dated 1871 of red brick with painted stone dressings and slate
roof. 4 attached houses, formed from single storey central range with end
cross wings. Symmetrical facade to road of 6 windows, a.b.c.b.b.c.b.a. Gabled
porches (c) flanked by 3-light windows. Gothic entrance arches to porches
with monogram above. 4 panel doors inside. Cross wing gable walls contain
canted bays with hipped roofs and 4-light windows. Shields in gable heads.
Gabled porches, flanked by blind 2-light windows in sides of cross wings.
Windows have transoms, wrought iron casements and leaded lights. Central
leaning buttress with plaque above. Pierced decorated bargeboards, fish scale
decoration in roof slates which have fretted ridge 3 symmetrical axial stacks.
Garden walls containing gates with Gothic arches project to rear. Central
plaque inscribed "Erected by Richard Henry and Harriet Vade Walpole, for the
use of 6 poor widows of the parish of Freethorpe. AD 1871".

Listing NGR: TG4094905444

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