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5 and 6, Stow Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Ixworth, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2958 / 52°17'44"N

Longitude: 0.8349 / 0°50'5"E

OS Eastings: 593411

OS Northings: 270195

OS Grid: TL934701

Mapcode National: GBR RFX.1WM

Mapcode Global: VHKD0.FK6C

Entry Name: 5 and 6, Stow Road

Listing Date: 28 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470683

Location: Ixworth, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Ixworth

Built-Up Area: Ixworth

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ixworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 9370

Nos.5 and 6

Pair of council houses. Designed 1892, built 1893-1894 by Mr Whitmore, the Suffolk County Surveyor, for Thingoe Rural District Council. Red brick, slate roofs with ridge crest. Central shared stack.

Two-storied semi-detached pairs with rear single storey back kitchen/wash house and lavatory. Timber casement windows under arched brick heads to No.6, which has timber door under toplight; the windows and front door to No.5 have been renewed. Single sill band to first floor. Interiors not inspected.

One of four pairs of houses understood to be the first rural council housing built in England, under the Housing of the Working Classes Act 1890, and surviving in little-altered condition. The 1890 Act was the first to permit local authorities to acquire and develop land for housing but was adopted by just eight rural authorities, despite increasing recognition that agricultural labourers endured housing conditions every bit as bad as those of the inner cities.

Listing NGR: TL9341170195

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