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The Old Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Halesworth, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.342 / 52°20'31"N

Longitude: 1.5012 / 1°30'4"E

OS Eastings: 638590

OS Northings: 277322

OS Grid: TM385773

Mapcode National: GBR XNV.2CS

Mapcode Global: VHM72.ZD0G

Plus Code: 9F438GR2+RF

Entry Name: The Old Almshouses

Listing Date: 21 October 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 419787

ID on this website: 101224060

Location: Halesworth, East Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Halesworth

Built-Up Area: Halesworth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Halesworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Almshouse

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/02/2017

TM 3877

The Old Almshouses

(Formerly listed as Former Almshouses (Museum and Library))


Given to the town by William Cary, who died in 1686, when it is considered the money became available and the present building was erected, although there is a reference to Almshouses here in the Court Roll in 1478, and it may be that the site and perhaps the materials or part of an earlier structure are incorporated.

Two storey and attic, three three-light gabled mullion transom dormers, diamond pane leaded lights. Red brick, bands, Dutch gabled ends, three bands, and elliptical windows at attic level. Three mullion transom casements at each floor, to road front. The whole was divided into 12 single rooms, with spiral staircases. Vertical boarded doors in six inch solid frames. Tile roof.

The Old Almshouses, No 1 Church Farm Lane and Nos 14 to 17 form a group in a very important position opposite Church of St Mary.

Listing NGR: TM3858977320

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