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The Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8565 / 51°51'23"N

Longitude: 1.1652 / 1°9'54"E

OS Eastings: 618064

OS Northings: 222286

OS Grid: TM180222

Mapcode National: GBR VRK.FG4

Mapcode Global: VHLCS.4LVM

Entry Name: The Abbey

Listing Date: 29 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 120304

Location: Thorpe-le-Soken, Tendring, Essex, CO16

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Thorpe-le-Soken

Built-Up Area: Thorpe-le-Soken

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Thorpe-le-Soken

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

THORPE-LE-SOKEN ABBEY STREET
TM 1822-1922 (north side)

9/75 The Abbey
29.4.52
GV II*

House. Mid-C16, extended in C18 and C19. Timber framed and brick, mainly
plastered, roofed with handmade red clay tiles. Main range facing SW, with an
internal stack at each end, of 2 storeys and attics, and 2-storey porch of
plastered brick to centre front. Complex series of C18 and C19 2-storey rear
extensions, the whole forming an approximately square plan. Ground floor, 2 C18
splayed bays of casements, altered in C20, with dentilled cornices. First
floor, 2 C18 3-light casements with rectangular leading, altered in C20.
6-panel door with panelled reveals and fanlight, inside 2-storey porch with
diagonal buttresses and crenellated parapet. The outer archway has jambs and
4-centred arch chamfered in 2 orders, with a moulded label, and attached shafts
with moulded bases and capitals. At each side is a segmental arch chamfered in
2 orders. On the first floor is an original window of 2 round-headed lights
with hollow-chamfered jambs and semi-circular arch, the mullion removed,
converted to an C18 2-light window with one wrought iron casement and
rectangular leading. Truncated diagonal pinnacle. The left stack has 2 diagonal
shafts. The right stack has 2 octagonal shafts with a recessed panel at the
side. The right return is of plastered brick with a crow-stepped gable. The
left return has on the first floor 3 C18 3-light windows each with a wrought
iron casement. Modern wrought iron sign with date 1583. Jowled posts, close
studding. Underbuilt jetty at front. Richly carved beams, in various foliate
patterns; the rear side of the right axial beam is of spiral-leaf pattern with
an unusual branched stem throughout. Chamfered joists of horizontal section
with step stops. Original carved beams above first floor. In the right
first-floor room one jowl is carved to form a cowled head, defaced. Side-purlin
roof, only partly visible. RCHM 3. First recorded in 1567 as Borowes; then as
Gadlers in 1612, Brickhouse in 1690, Cage Farm in 1779, probably named The Abbey
in 1795 (E.A. Wood, A History of Thorpe-le-Soken to the year 1890, 1975,
152-3).


Listing NGR: TM1806422286

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