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The Abbey, Thorpe-le-Soken

Description: The Abbey

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 120304

OS Grid Reference: TM1806422286
OS Grid Coordinates: 618064, 222286
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8565, 1.1652

Location: 10 Landermere Road, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex CO16 0EB

Locality: Thorpe-le-Soken
Local Authority: Tendring District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO16 0EB

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Listing Text

TM 1822-1922 (north side)

9/75 The Abbey

House. Mid-C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed and brick, mainly
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range facing SW, with an
internal stack at each end, of 2 storeys and attics, and 2-storey porch of
plastered brick to centre front. Complex series of C18 and C19 2-storey rear
extensions, the whole forming an approximately square plan. Ground floor, 2 C18
splayed bays of casements, altered in C20, with dentilled cornices. First
floor, 2 C18 3-light casements with rectangular leading, altered in C20.
6-panel door with panelled reveals and fanlight, inside 2-storey porch with
diagonal buttresses and crenellated parapet. The outer archway has jambs and
4-centred arch chamfered in 2 orders, with a moulded label, and attached shafts
with moulded bases and capitals. At each side is a segmental arch chamfered in
2 orders. On the first floor is an original window of 2 round-headed lights
with hollow-chamfered jambs and semi-circular arch, the mullion removed,
converted to an C18 2-light window with one wrought iron casement and
rectangular leading. Truncated diagonal pinnacle. The left stack has 2 diagonal
shafts. The right stack has 2 octagonal shafts with a recessed panel at the
side. The right return is of plastered brick with a crow-stepped gable. The
left return has on the first floor 3 C18 3-light windows each with a wrought
iron casement. Modern wrought iron sign with date 1583. Jowled posts, close
studding. Underbuilt jetty at front. Richly carved beams, in various foliate
patterns; the rear side of the right axial beam is of spiral-leaf pattern with
an unusual branched stem throughout. Chamfered joists of horizontal section
with step stops. Original carved beams above first floor. In the right
first-floor room one jowl is carved to form a cowled head, defaced. Side-purlin
roof, only partly visible. RCHM 3. First recorded in 1567 as Borowes; then as
Gadlers in 1612, Brickhouse in 1690, Cage Farm in 1779, probably named The Abbey
in 1795 (E.A. Wood, A History of Thorpe-le-Soken to the year 1890, 1975,

Listing NGR: TM1806422286

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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