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Thurston House, Thurston

Description: Thurston House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 281244

OS Grid Reference: TL9246964646
OS Grid Coordinates: 592469, 264646
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2463, 0.8179

Location: Pepper Lane, Thurston, Suffolk IP31 3QZ

Locality: Thurston
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3QZ

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Listing Text


4/141 Thurston House

-- II

House, c.1750 with alterations of C19 and rear wing with possibly earlier
core. Red brick: a broad band of gauged brick at 1st floor level and another
at base of parapet incorporating a moulded cornice: limestone copings, and
ball finial at either end; parapet gables. Slated roof. 2 storeys and
attics. 7 windows: central 3-window block slightly set-forward. Sashes with
flat arches of gauged brick; small panes and flush frames, the upper storey
windows with louvred shutters. Windows 3 and 5 at both storeys are two-thirds
width. Good C18 entrance doorway: sunk pilasters, an open pediment enriched
with egg-and-dart and Greek Key, and console brackets beneath. A semi-
circular fanlight within the pediment. Pair of half-glazed mid C19 entrance
doors with border panes. A large semi-circular mid C19 entrance porch, fully-
glazed with 5 tall lights between half columns: flat roof with wrought iron
balustrading, half-glazed door, curved in conformity with the porch. 5 C18
dormers, with alternately segmental and gabled heavily-moulded pediments:
small-pane casements. Gable chimneys of red brick rebuilt in C19. To rear is
an C18 service wing of 3-cell form and possibly with C17 core: early C19
windows with cast iron diamond-pane casements. At centre rear is a mid C18
staircase block with mid-height round-headed sash. Set-back to right of main
elevation is a late C19 extension. 2 storeys; 3 windows; sashes with small
panes. Interior: mid C18 staircase with wreathed handrail, turned balusters
and carved console brackets at each tread. Deep moulded cornices, several
rooms with large sunk panels. Interior refurbishment in progress at date of

Listing NGR: TL9246964646

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Source: English Heritage

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