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© Mr Derek Routen

IoE Number: 286298
Location: POOR-HOUSE TO FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE, CASTLE STREET
  FRAMLINGHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Derek Routen
Date Photographed: 26 June 2001
Date listed: 25 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 25 October 1951
Grade I

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TM 26 SEFRAMLINGHAMCASTLE STREET2/20Poor-House to Framlingham25.10.51Castle

TM 26 SE FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE STREET 2/20 Poor-House to Framlingham 25.10.51 Castle GV I Poor-house, on the site of the Great Hall built by Roger Bigod II. 2 storeys and attics; E-shaped plan, in 3 distinct sections. The south wing, in red brick with plaintiled roof, was built soon after Sir Robert Hitcham's death in 1636. An internal chimney-stack with a high shaft; 2 moulded string-courses; 3-light and 4-light windows with wooden mullions and leaded panes: on the upper storey with a transome also; 2 full dormers; a small outer door on the south side with square surround and Tudor hood-mould over. There are similar hood-moulds over all the windows. The central range was built in 1729, possibly replacing the earlier hall, and incorporating some of its materials. Walls in a random mixture of knapped flint and small stone blocks; plaintiled roofs. 9 cross windows with diamond leaded panes; above alternate windows on the ground floor are medieval heads used as labels. The 5 hipped dormers have 2-light leaded casement windows. Shallow-pitched gabled and enclosed central porch with double doors. The north wing incorporates flint walling from the medieval castle, particularly the east gable, but also contains some C16 and later framing. A good C16 fireplace in the stack set on the north wall, and a large oven formerly used for the poor-house baking.

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