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Description: Old Thornville
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 330647
OS Grid Reference: SE4563054698
OS Grid Coordinates: 445630, 454698
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9863, -1.3056
SE 45 SE THORNVILLE PLANETREE LANE
7/68 Old Thornville
Large country house. Mid to late C17 and C18. Red brick, Flemish bond,
stone slate roof. Square block built around small inner courtyard.
2 and 3 storeys to south front, 6 bays. 8-panel double door with fanlight
in bay 2, flanked by Tuscan columns supporting a semi-circular hood. Sash
windows with glazing bars in flush wood architraves to ground floor and
first-floor end bays. Five 6-pane sashes to third storey. Guaged brick
arches and stone sills. Projecting first-floor band, stepped down to left
of doorway. Projecting band at eaves level, with plain parapet with ashlar
coping and 11 ball finials . End stacks and hipped roof over stairwell
behind parapet. Rear facade: projecting square-headed opening to courtyard
with blind window over. Flanking and upper-floor side-sliding sash windows.
To right - the gable end is of 3 storeys, in rusticated and gauged brick.
Moulded bricks used in string courses to first and attic storeys, blocked
oeuil-de-boeuf windows flanking ground-and first-floor windows, and coping
to Dutch gable. These features continue around to left end of left return,
of 2 storeys and 3 bays. Interior: main door opens into hall with early
C18 cantilevered staircase with later domed roof. The drawing room has mid
C18 panelling and excellent carving with enriched doorcases and cornices.
The Dutch House, Kew (1631) has the earliest instance of gauged brickwork
and Dutch gables of this style in this country. Rusticated brickwork
continued in use for a long period - see basement storey of Holkham Hall,
Listing NGR: SE4563054698
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Source: English Heritage
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