Record Details

NHER Number:3246
Type of record:Building
Name:Nursery Cottages

Summary

An 18th century terrace of red brick cottages marked as a workhouse on Faden's map of 1797. The cottages have a central two-bay pediment and a rear wing with stepped gables. The workhouse was divided into male and female sections and is an important example of a workhouse created as a result of 'Gilbert's Act'.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0374 3063
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:MELTON CONSTABLE, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Workhouse on (S1).
Now 19-21 Nursery Cottages (and since then, Intwood House).
18th century red brick, 2 storeys, 6 bays single storey 2 bay extentions. Pedimented centre above narrower windows (2 bays). Stepped gables and end stacks. Rear wing with stepped gable.
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

Estate Agents details in file.

(S3) dates the building to about 1783 and notes it was divided into separate male and female sections, with 2 staircases; there is a squint from the rear wing into the west stair.
Important example of a 'Gilbert Act' workhouse.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 April 2001.

Monument Types

  • (Former Type) WORKHOUSE (17th Century to 19th Century - 1700 AD to 1900 AD?)
  • HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TERRACE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)
  • TERRACED HOUSE (17th Century to 21st Century - 1700 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Publication: Morrison, K.. 1999. The Workhouse. p 27.

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