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IoE Number: 402842
Photographer: Mr Keith Atkins
Date Photographed: 14 June 2002
Date listed: 26 January 1995
Date of last amendment: 26 January 1995
Grade II

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TM45NE ALDRINGHAM THORPENESS CUM THORPE 7/10003 House-in-the-Clouds GV II Water tower and house. 1923 by Frederick Forbes Glennie as part of the Thorpeness village development for Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie. Steel box frame clad with weatherboarding. Pantiled roof Square on plan. Lower stages consist ofa 5-storey tower entered through an arched doorway in south face. Fenestration of small single and 2-light casements set at corners. East and west sides with external rendered brick stacks rising through superstructure. Superstructure of 2 storeys contains water tank, oversailing on all sides and supported on arched corner braces. North and south faces with one 4-light casement beneath a 3-light casement, east and west faces with a canted bay window set in front of stack. Gabled roof. INTERIOR. Not inspected. A landmark and the best-known building in this resort village. Historical Note: The owner of Thorpeness Estate, Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, himself conceiving the project, designed and sketched out the whole village and commissioned the architects involved.

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