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The Almshouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Thurlow, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1356 / 52°8'8"N

Longitude: 0.4481 / 0°26'52"E

OS Eastings: 567640

OS Northings: 251418

OS Grid: TL676514

Mapcode National: GBR PDP.03Q

Mapcode Global: VHJH3.QL75

Entry Name: The Almshouse

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424833

Location: Little Thurlow, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, CB9

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Little Thurlow

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Little Thurlow St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 675l 22/355 19.12.61. Almshouses


A range of red brick almshouses endowed in 1618 by Sir Stephen Soame for 9 poor
people. Sir Stephen also built the old school house at about the same time (QV).
The almshouses are built on an E shaped plan with a forecourt in front, approached
by steps from the road. They comprise 9 rooms with a central room for "a person
who should read prayers to the rest of the almspeople". The gabled centre part
is 1 storey and attics and the wings are 1 storey. The windows are 2 and 3 light
mullioned casements with stuccoed rusticated surrounds and lattice leaded lights.
Sir Stephen Soame's coat of arms is carved on a stone panel above the doorway
(similar to the old school). Roof tiled, with detached diagonal shafted chimney

Listing NGR: TL6764051418

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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