THE OLD GAOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208054
Date first listed:
03-Apr-1951
Statutory Address:
THE OLD GAOL, 4 AND 6, OLD MARKET STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD GAOL, 4 AND 6, OLD MARKET STREET

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Thetford
National Grid Reference:
TL8728882762

Details

TL8782 617-1/8/124 03/04/51

THETFORD OLD MARKET STREET (South West side) Nos.4 AND 6 The Old Gaol

II

Gaol. Re-built 1796, enlarged 1816. Converted to flats late C20. Flint with gault brick dressings. Roof of black-glazed pantiles. South-east gable wall rebuilt C20 in yellow brick. 3 storeys in 4 bays. All windows under segmental heads. 2 heavy plank doors set in round-headed recesses, between which are a 10/10 and an 8/8 unhorned sashes. Similar 8/8 sash right of right-hand door; blind window left of left-hand door. First floor lit through four 4/4 sashes. Over doors are panels with carved shackles and in centre is a plaque: `This Gaol was enlarged in the year 1816'. 4 barred cell windows to 2nd floor. Dentil eaves cornice under a gabled roof. Internal gable-end stacks and a central ridge stack. North-west return has two 2-light casements each floor with shouldered lights. INTERIOR not inspected. (Osborne D: A View of Thetford: Thetford: 1985-: 10).

Listing NGR: TL8728882762

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
384801
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Osborne, D, A View of Thetford, (1985), 10

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 21 May 2004
Reference: IOE01/12117/28
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