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Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampton, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3074 / 52°18'26"N

Longitude: 0.7364 / 0°44'11"E

OS Eastings: 586652

OS Northings: 271221

OS Grid: TL866712

Mapcode National: GBR RFL.70P

Mapcode Global: VHKCY.Q85H

Entry Name: Almshouses

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284202

Location: Ampton, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Ampton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ingham St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 87 SE AMPTON THE STREET

2/6 Almshouses
14.7.55

GV II

Four almshouses, now unoccupied. A tablet in the central pediment is dated
1693, with a Latin Inscription to the founder, Dorothy Calthorpe. Single
storey. Colour-washed brick, with chamfered and rusticated red brick quoins
and dressings, and a slightly projecting central bay with triangular pediment
and brick dentil cornice. Black glazed pantiles and 2 internal chimney-stacks
each with 2 round shafts of ornate moulded brick. 4 late C19 canted bay
windows in earlier openings, with C20 small-paned casements. Central entrance
door with 8 raised fielded panels, and subordinate doors in recessed porches.
The range appears to have been considerably restored in the mid C19, when the
present roof, the chimney-stacks and dentil cornice were added to the older
structure. The Latin inscription, now very faint, reads: 'MDCXCIII DOROTHEA
CALTHORPE HOSPITIUM HOC FUNDIT VIRGO IN VIRGINIUM SOLAMEN.' The original
foundation was intended for 6 poor women, but the endowment was insufficient.


Listing NGR: TL8665271221

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