Description: Thorington Hall
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 278643
OS Grid Reference: TM0131235465
OS Grid Coordinates: 601312, 235465
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9812, 0.9300
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(formerly listed as
Thorington Hall with
barn and outbuildings
opposite the house)
TM 0135 25/908 10.1.53.
A fine C17 timber-framed and plastered house with much original detail.
There are cross wings at the north-east and south-west ends and a staircase
wing rises to above eaves level on the south-east front. The north-east
wing has a jettied gable on both fronts, carved bressummer and bargeboards.
The south-west wing has an oriel window on the upper storey on the north-west
side, on 4 shaped brackets. There is also a jettied gable with carved
bressummer and bargeboards. The windows are mostly mullioned and transomed
casements with leaded lights, some with C17 fastenings. There are some
original windows, blocked. On the south-east front there is a modern
glazed door with a C18 doorcase with a scroll pediment on brackets. Roofs
tiled (old tiles), mostly gabled but some hipped. There are 2 heavy chimney
stacks, one particularly fine with 6 grouped octagonal shafts with spurred
caps and moulded bases. The interior has many good C17 features including
an early C17 staircase with turned balusters and newel posts with carved
finials and pendants. There is also a good C17-C18 staircase, C17 fireplaces
and casement fittings.
Listing NGR: TM0131235465
Source: English Heritage
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