Record Details

NHER Number:30548
Type of record:Building
Name:Harbord's Almshouses, Magdalen Street

Summary

These six almshouses were built in 1680 but were restored in the 19th century. The southwest gable has brick diaperwork and is offset at the eaves. Each building has a façade of whitewashed brick and flint and a three-light window but most of the windows are 19th century replacements. Sadly, these buildings were damaged by fire in 1994.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8739 8323
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Six almshouses, 1680, restored 19th century. Southwest gable with brick diaperwork and offset at eaves. Façade whitewashed brick and flint, single storey. Six doors arranged 1-2-2-1, each house with three-light window but now mostly 19th century.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 29 March 1994.

Damaged by fire October 1994.
Press cutting in file.

Monument Types

  • ALMSHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1680 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • HOUSE? (Post Medieval to Modern - 1900 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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