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Gainsborough's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Sudbury, Suffolk

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 276051

Location: Sudbury, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Sudbury

Built-Up Area: 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

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Listing Text


(North Side)
No 46
(Gainsborough's House)
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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