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Smith's Almshouses

A Grade II Listed Building in Ipswich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0568 / 52°3'24"N

Longitude: 1.1503 / 1°9'1"E

OS Eastings: 616071

OS Northings: 244507

OS Grid: TM160445

Mapcode National: GBR TMW.3MT

Mapcode Global: VHLBS.WKGM

Plus Code: 9F433542+P4

Entry Name: Smith's Almshouses

Listing Date: 19 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275431

ID on this website: 101037766

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Ipswich

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Ipswich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ipswich St Mary at the Elms

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Almshouse

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Smith's Almshouses
TM 1644 NW 1/43 19.12.51


A mid C18 red brick building. 2 storeys and cellars. 7 window range, double-hung
sashes with glazing bars, in flush cased frames. The windows are widely
spaced in the facade. A central 6 panel door has a wood doorcase with moulded
architrave, panelled reveals and a flat hood on brackets above a rectangular
fanlight with vertical glazing bars. Above the doorway there is a panel
inscribed with the words:- "Erected in the year 1760 for the benefit of 12
poor women of honest life and conversation of the age of 50 or upwards being
Communicants of the Church of England as by lae Established." Roof tiled,
with 2 square red brick chimney stacks.

Church of St Mary at the Elms, No 1 Churchyard (St Mary's Cottage) No 25,
Smith's Almshouses & Nos 29 to 33 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: TM1607144507

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