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Description: Thorpe House
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 289789
OS Grid Reference: TQ0231168781
OS Grid Coordinates: 502311, 168781
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4088, -0.5304
TQ 06 NW THORPE COLDHARBOUR LANE
6/101 Thorpe House
House, C17 and C18 front elevation, later splayed bay on west end. Walls of
stock brickwork with red brick dressings. Tiled hipped roof. Two storeys and
attic. Front elevation - Wood dentil course with brick parapet above. Two dor-
mers and two chimneys. Series of full height brick pilasters. Doric order with
moulded capitals and bases, pedestals and triglyphs in entablature. Enriched
stone band between pilasters at first floor level. Sunk panels under windows
and in pedestals. Six windows, 12 pane sashes. Stone Doric order entrance
porch. Detached columns and pilasters. Steps with plain railings. Interior:
Entrance Hall. Six panelled doors. Delicate moulded cornice with consoles and
egg and dart. Opening to staircase hall ellipsoidal arch on pilasters imposts.
Later fanlight. Diagonal stone paving, black marble dots. Doglegged staircase
with two quarter landings. Wide treads, cut strings, carved brackets. Slender
wood balusters, part spiral turned, three to each tread. Doric column newels.
Upswept handrail at corners. Dado height wall panelling. Full height panelling
on ground floor east wall. Large full height window over quarter landing with
semicircular head, small panes, heavy glazing bars. Plain ceiling cornice with
brackets, egg and dart. Upper part of walls fielded plaster panels, cornices,
moulded architraves. Heavy band mouldings at first floor level. Original open-
ing on landing, depressed arch on pilasters. Cut glass chandelier. Ground
floor room left of entrance, plain ceiling simple moulded cornice. Dado rail.
Full height panelling. Recesses with arched heads. Carved pine fireplace.
Marble and cast iron interiors. Shutters to windows. Room right of entrance,
plain walls and ceiling, moulded cornice acanthus motif. Dado rail. Rosso
Levanto marble fireplace. C17 basket grate. Rear room to left of entrance,
semicircular bay window. Ornate cornice with water leaf motif on frieze.
Simple white marble C18 fireplace with cast iron interior: Moulded door
Listing NGR: TQ0231168781
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