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© Mr JM Webber ARPS

IoE Number: 49711
Location: THORPE HALL,
Photographer: Mr JM Webber ARPS
Date Photographed: 27 July 2002
Date listed: 07 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 07 February 1952
Grade I

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LONGTHORPE1500Thorpe HallTF 1901 13/577.2.52.IGV

LONGTHORPE 1. 1500 Thorpe Hall TF 1901 13/57 7.2.52. I GV 2. Built by Peter Mills (1653-6) for Lord Chief Justice Oliver St John. Now a hospital (August 1970). 3 storeys, attics and basement. Symmetrical composition in ashlar, rusticated quoins. Square, groups of rusticated chimney shafts. North and south elevations are identical: 3 dormers, casements uner pediments, centre one semi-circular. Stone slate roof overhangs on modillions. 7 windows, plain stone surrounds to top floor and ground floor. Porch with Tucan columns supports a balcony. The balcony window on the lst floor has a segmental pediment and shouldered architrave. The windows of bays 2 and 6 have pediments, while the other windows have frieze and moulded cornice. Band at 1st floor height Flight of 8 steps with balustrade supporting 2 urns. Interior:- complete except for library panelling now at Leeds castle. Principal rooms have richly decorated fireplaces and plaster ceilings by Peter Mills. Principal staircase has heavily carved foliated open panels to broad balustrade. Stone screen on landing 1850 by Francis Riiddle of Peterborough. See "Country Life" xvl (1904) p 234: XLVI (19l9) pp 300, 330, 364. Thorpe Hall & Ancillary buildings form a group.

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