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Latitude: 52.0382 / 52°2'17"N
Longitude: 0.7284 / 0°43'42"E
OS Eastings: 587231
OS Northings: 241269
OS Grid: TL872412
Mapcode National: GBR QHJ.4ZM
Mapcode Global: VHKF9.K1YB
Entry Name: Gainsborough's House
Listing Date: 3 March 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1037480
English Heritage Legacy ID: 276051
Location: Sudbury, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10
Civil Parish: Sudbury
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Sudbury St Gregory with Chilton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
1. GAINSBOROUGH STREET
TL 8741 3/75 3.3.52.
Thomas Gainsborough, landscape and portrait painter born here 1727. The
family came to the house in 1725. Probably C17 house with extensive C18
alterations. 2 storey, and attics and cellars, timber-framed and plastered,
roof tiled. There is a good front of red brick with panelled parapet, white
painted modillion cornice. 5 window range, sashes with glazing bars, flush
frames, and brick aprons. Central doorway has panelled reveals, flat white-
painted wood case, and rectangular fanlight. There is a plaque on the front
inscribed "In this house was born Thomas Gainsborough 1727". The back
elevation of the house has a large rounded turret at West end, storeys.
Upper windows, sash with glazing bars and ground floor with 3 Gothic French
windows. The house is now a museum. NMR photos.
Nos 9 to 15 (consec) and No 46 form a group.
Nos 41 to 47 (consec) and 1 and 2 Weaver's Lane form a group.
Listing NGR: TL8723141269
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