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Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Constantine

Description: Thorpe Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 272825

OS Grid Reference: SK2583508769
OS Grid Coordinates: 425835, 308769
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6760, -1.6193

Location: Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire B79 0LH

Locality: Thorpe Constantine
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: B79 0LH

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Listing Text


12/72 Thorpe Hall

Small country house. Core of 1651, remodelled in the early C19; wings
of 1800 (north) and 1812 (south) by Thomas Gardner of Derby; a billiard
room extension was built in 1870. Rendered, on a sandstone plinth;
hipped slate roofs; rendered stacks to rear of ridge lines. Main house
aligned north-west/south-east with wings to each end projecting north-
east; billiard room extension to the south-east. North-east front:
recessed central block flanked by projecting wings. Central block:
3 storeys on basement, reduced proportions to second floor, eaves cornice
and plain parapet; 5 bays, each bay defined by pilaster strips; glazing
bar sashes with sill bands. Central half-glazed 2-leaf door with eared
and pedimented architrave, and fanlight with radiating glazing bars;
flanking flights of stone steps sweep up to the door and are carried
on a stone arch with rusticated voussoirs, they have a wrought iron
balustrade and square piers. Wings: 2 storeys with floor band; 3 bays,
glazing bar sashes. Single-storey, 2-bay extension to the left with
4-pane sashes. South-west (garden) front: 3 storey central block with
eaves cornice and balustraded parapet, attached by set-back links to
2 storey flanking wings with bowed fronts, storey band and eaves cornice;
3:1:5:1:3 bays, glazing bar sashes with sill bands. Central single-
storey Tuscan porch with half-glazed 2-leaf door, fanlight with raised
keystone, and moulded cornice. C19 extension set-back to right: one
storey, 3 bays, glazed semi-circular arches, door to the left flanked
by pilasters. Interior: open-well staircase with decorative wrought
iron balustrade. B.O.E. p.281; Kelly's Directory of Staffordshire
(1904) p.391.

Listing NGR: SK2583508769

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Source: English Heritage

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