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

March 1971. Listed, Grade II.
Listing 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. Gabled roof with 4 rebuilt brick stacks. South-west gable with diaper patterning and set-off at eaves line. Rear with mid 20th century yellow brick continuous outshuts.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 29 March 1994.

Damaged by fire October 1994.
Press cutting in file.

Monument Types

  • ALMSHOUSE (17th Century to 19th Century - 1680 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • HOUSE? (19th Century to 21st Century - 1900 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. Blaze alert at old building. 29 October.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2001. Makeover scheme for almshouses. 27 August.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1297893.

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