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Thorington Hall, Wherstead

Description: Thorington Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 277295

OS Grid Reference: TM1436541038
OS Grid Coordinates: 614365, 241038
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0263, 1.1233

Location: A14, Wherstead, Suffolk IP9 2BD

Locality: Wherstead
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2BD

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Listing Text

(north side, off)
1/16 Thorington Hall
House. Probably early C16 with C18 and later additions and alterations. Timber-
framed with brick gable wall to right, rendered. Plain tile roof. Orange brick
stack. 3-bay framed original range with added cross wing to rear and later addition
to right replacing earlier structure. Further addition to rear. 2 storeys and attic.
cellar to part. Off-centre C20 porch. 3-window front with 20-pane sashes to ground
floor plus one small C20 casement to left of door. Small-paned casements to 1st
floor. Large external stack to left gable, ridge stack to right. Late C18 - early
C19 wing to rear with bow containing 20-pane sashes. Interior: 3 bays of framing
of stout scantlings exposed to left section. Ground floor: chamfered jowled posts,
deep chamfered beams with tenoned-in joists. Inglenook fireplace with replaced
bressumer. C18 corner cupboard with shaped shelves, fluted pilasters and moulded
archivolt. First floor: jowled posts and cambered tie beams with arch braces. Wall
plate shows edge-halved and bridled scarf joint. End wall of early C16 section to
right is studded with tension bracing and shows a former doorway indicating earlier
range on site of C18 addition. Attic floor apparently inserted. Unmoulded, unbraced
crown post roof.

Listing NGR: TM1436541038

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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