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Almshouses (Gaywood Hospital)

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7569 / 52°45'24"N

Longitude: 0.4128 / 0°24'45"E

OS Eastings: 562918

OS Northings: 320430

OS Grid: TF629204

Mapcode National: GBR N3R.36B

Mapcode Global: WHJP1.9YSV

Plus Code: 9F42QC47+Q4

Entry Name: Almshouses (Gaywood Hospital)

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 26 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384108

ID on this website: 101219806

Location: Highgate, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Gaywood Chase

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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GAYWOOD ROAD (South side)
Almshouses (Gaywood Hospital)

(Formerly Listed as: GAYWOOD ROAD (South side) Nos.1-8 (Consecutive)



Eight almshouses built around courtyard. C13 origins, destroyed in Siege of Lynn 1643, rebuilt 1649, restored 1904, restored and modernised 1965.

Brick. Plaintile roofs. One storey. North side is entrance. Gable ends of east and west wings close facade with Dutch gables. Gabled entrance with double-leaf timber studded door. Datestone in gable commemorates rebuilding 1649 following fire. Three three-light casement windows, the one immediately right of entrance with double
sunk-quadrant mouldings. Short passage leads to courtyard. Plank doors to interiors, all with dog-gates and all under gabled hoods on brackets. Casements mainly C18, but five retains a two-light sunk-quadrant moulded window. Two ridge stacks to north and south wings, one to others. North-east stack with stone sundial slab dated 1738. In centre of court is a cast-iron hexagonal water pump.

INTERIOR. Little visible. Large arched braces to collars date from 1904.

Listing NGR: TF6291820430

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