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Description: Thorpe View
Date Listed: 16 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 285570
OS Grid Reference: TM4925874674
OS Grid Coordinates: 649258, 274674
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3135, 1.6555
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TM 47 SE WALBERSWICK THE STREET
4/54 Thorpe View
Farmhouse. Late C16 core, facade probably early C19; considerably modernised
mid C20. Timber framed, facade of flint with red brick headers and red brick
dressings, brick casing to gable ends and rear with weatherboarding above the
eaves; plaintiled roof with new tiles to the rear. 2 storeys and attic. 4
windows to ground floor, 2 to first floor, 2-light and 3-light casements,
segmental arches; brick dentil eaves cornice; modern doorway to rear. Good
internal stack with a row of 3 coupled octagonal flues (now reduced in height)
with moulded bases; at the corners of the stack are projecting bricks shaped as
horses heads, a good example of this feature of Tudor chimneys which was
supposed to protect the house from evil spirits. Interior with exposed
timberwork and a beam with embattled carving over one ground floor fireplace.
Listing NGR: TM4925874674
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Source: English Heritage
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