This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TL 85 NE HAWSTEAD THE POUND
5/72 Metcalfe Almshouses (Nos.1 to 4 (consec) 14.7.55 Formerly listed as Almshouses
Almshouses, 1811 on plaque, for P. Metcalfe. A-B-A, with central bay set slightly back. Elements in the Gothic style. 2 storeys, 2 windows to each cottage. Gault brick with brick parapets, moulded cornice and crenellations of limestone with merlons arched at the centre bay. Hipped slated roof with rendered brick axial chimneys. Windows with 2-centred arched heads of gauged brick; sliding small-pane sashes, the upper glazing bars following the arch form of the window-head. At 1st floor a central dummy window. Battened and boarded entrance doors with arched heads, the 2 central doorways linked under an ogee arch of gauged brick and square limestone hoodmould above. A frieze beneath the cornice in the central bay has the inscription "These Alms Houses were erected and endowed, for the benefit of the Aged, and Deserving, Poor, Anno 1811, by PHILIP METCALFE, Esqr".
Listing NGR: TL8597859179
This is part of the Series: IOE\Gallagher_Moira IOE Records for Gallagher, Moira; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England
Copyright IoE Mrs Moira Gallagher. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Gallagher, Moira
Rights Holder: Gallagher, Moira
Brick, Limestone, Slate, Georgian Almshouse, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare, Domestic, Residential Building, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument