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Former Wangford Hundred Workhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Shipmeadow, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4547 / 52°27'16"N

Longitude: 1.4989 / 1°29'56"E

OS Eastings: 637826

OS Northings: 289836

OS Grid: TM378898

Mapcode National: GBR XMH.1SM

Mapcode Global: VHM6H.XKSM

Entry Name: Former Wangford Hundred Workhouse

Listing Date: 27 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352627

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282197

Location: Shipmeadow, Waveney, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Shipmeadow

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Barsham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 38 NE
4/46 Former Wangford Hundred
- workhouse
Former Wangford Hundred workhouse, now used as a pig farm. 1766-7. Red brick
with a first floor brick band and a dentil eaves cornice. Hipped plaintiled
roof. 2 storeys and attics. A large building with an H-shape plan. One of
the long sides faces the road and forms the entrance front: this is 75m long,
with a range of 19 segmental-arched casement windows, all of 2 lights except
for one bay of 3 lights. The main doorway is placed centrally, with a 6-panel
door (the upper 4 panels glazed), tall rectangular fanlight and a flat hood on
shaped brackets. 8 flat-roofed dormers. On the roof above the entrance there
is the lower part of a square louvred bell turret. The other wings are in
matching style, with a 9-bay central connecting block. The windows were
originally square-leaded, with wrought iron opening casements: many are later
replacements but the original openings are substantially intact. The original
floors survive but some internal partitions have been removed. This is
probably the most intact large C18 workhouse surviving in the country.
Complete building and equipping accounts survive: see Proceedings of the
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, Vol.30, pp175-182.

Listing NGR: TM3782689836

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