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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1036554



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Long Melford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 278198

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THE GREEN VEST 1. 5377 Church Walk Long Melford Trinity Hospital TL 8646 20/447 10.1.53. I GV

2. Quadrangular red brick almshouses originally built by Sir William Cordell (builder of Melford Hall) in 1573, but largely restored in 1847. It was for 12 poor men, 2 women and a warden. The south range of the quadrangle, with the main front facing south is of 2 storeys with embattled parapet and gabled cross wings at the east and west ends extending to the south, with stone quoins and capping. The windows are 1, 2 and 3-light stone dressed mullioned windows with segmental heads and lattice leaded lights. There is a central oriel of 4-lights on the lst storey and 4-light bays on the cross wings, ground storey. Roof tiled, with a central ogee domed bell turret with a weathervane on the south side and ranges of external chimney stacks on the east, north and west sides, with square shafts set diagonally.

Listing NGR: TL8652946698

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 39 Suffolk,

National Grid Reference: TL 86529 46698


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