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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1051454
English Heritage Legacy ID: 228615
Location: Freethorpe, Broadland, Norfolk, NR13
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
FREETHORPE THE GREEN (east)
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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