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Thorne Hall, Thorne

Description: Thorne Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 334673

OS Grid Reference: SE6886812998
OS Grid Coordinates: 468868, 412998
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6090, -0.9606

Location: 33 Ellison Street, Thorne DN8 5LH

Locality: Thorne
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: DN8 5LH

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Listing Text

SE 6813, SE 61 SE
(east side)
15/95, 7/95 Thorne Hall
Large house now local authority offices. Early C19. Roughcast, Welsh slate
roof. 3-storey-and-attic, 5-bay centre with tall 2-storey single-bay side
wings set back. Rusticated quoins to central part with panelled door and
fanlight with radial glazing bars in architrave beneath consoled cornice.
Sashes with glazing bars and projecting sills to ground- and 1st floors;
6-pane sashes to 2nd floor some with missing glazing bars; pediment with
architraved oculus in tympanum. Side-wing on left has plain Venetian window
having sashes with glazing bars beneath a painted tripartite window with a
sash with glazing bars on its left. Side-wing on right has similar Venetian
window with door inserted on its right; 2 inserted sashes at mid-storey
height; sashed tripartite window to 1st floor. Both side bays have cornices
continued from centre and hipped roofs. Lateral stacks to central bays,
flagpole to centre ridge with brick stack set back to its right. Later stack
built against left return of central projection. Rear: central round-arched
doorway flanked by 2-storey curved bays each having three unequally-hung
15-pane sashes to ground floor and three sashes with glazing bars over
beneath corniced flat roofs. 2nd-floor windows and central pediment as
front. Side bays as front but without inserted openings.
Interior: entrance hall with Doric-columned screen, doorways off with slender
architraves and fanlights with glazing bars, mutule cornice. Cantilevered
stone staircase off hall with iron balustrade. Service stair with alternate
barleysugar and turned balusters. Of principal interest is the ballroom in
left side-wing with mahogany 6-panel doors, architraved wall panels and fine
plaster ceiling in Rococn/Neo-Classical style with an oblong centre panel
containing an oval entwined with vines. Said to have been built in 1818 for a
farmer named Wormley (Hobson).
M. Hobson, Some notes on Old Thorne, Doncaster Library service pamphlet,

Listing NGR: SE6886812998

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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