Description: Thorington Hall
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
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TM 14 SW WHERSTEAD BELSTEAD LANE
(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
Source: English Heritage
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