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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

Plus Code: 9F424CPX+76

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, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB9

County: Suffolk

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/10/2018

TL 6751

The Almshouse

(Formerly listed as Almshouses, LITTLE THURLOW)


A range of red brick almshouses endowed in 1618 by Sir Stephen Soame for nine poor people. Sir Stephen also built the old school house at about the same time (Old House q.v). The almshouses are built on an E-shaped plan with a forecourt in front, approached by steps from the road. They comprise nine rooms with a central room for "a person who should read prayers to the rest of the almspeople". The gabled centre part is one storey and attics and the wings are one storey. The windows are two- and three- 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 house). Roof tiled, with detached diagonal shafted chimney stacks.

Listing NGR: TL6764051418

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